Friday, April 21, 2017

Harpooned A Sex Whale!

Ever since I let the last 2012 Bowman Platinum Hexagraph booklet escape my clutches, I have been asking Bob Walk The Plank if he would ever part with his.

Only 10 exist and while they don't feature any big time hobby names, the card does feature World Series Champion Javier Baez.  Javy is my girlfriend's favorite player because she likes the passion he plays with and the way he showboats.

The card features a top draft pick of the 2011 draft along with some of the top players (at the time) with the same team.  The Cubs Starlin Castro is teamed up with Baez.  The Nationals Ryan Zimmerman is teamed up with Anthony Rendon and the Pirates have Cutch and rookie Josh Bell.

Far too often with cards like these you get a couple guys that didn't even make the majors or only got a cup of coffee.  This card looks to have some fan favorites that will last in the memories of those franchises for years to come.

Ryan Zimmerman was the first Nationals draft pick EVER and is having a good start to the season.

Cutch could be a borderline Hall of Famer if his career continues the way it started.

Castro is a 3 time All-Star and a singles hitting machine.  He started his career early enough that collecting 2,500 career hits shouldn't be out of the question.

The book has just been opened on Baez, Bell, and Rendon so there is plenty of time left to see how those young men's careers turn out.

Looking back at the 2011 draft it would have been nice to get Francisco Lindor and Michael Brantley paired on this card, but it seems like they were going for a National League look with only position players.

This card is a huge get for my collection.  The seller was very patient with me getting the funds together to send him payment past the 5 day period.

I was nervous that it would take a very long time for the card to arrive since it was coming from New Zealand.  In only six days I received this six player autograph booklet that has been a whale for a few years.

Fun fact: the New Zealand accent makes six sound like sex.  Thus I got my sex whale title.


  1. Holy click bait title, Batman!

    Also, that is quite the star-studded card - a very nice get indeed.

  2. Can we at least get a picture of Kate Upton to go along with this clickbait?

    P.S. Congratulations on adding this card to your collection.

  3. Haha thanks guys. I figured the title would help bring some more attention.