For roughly three years I've held the title of Luis Torrens supercollector.
It's been fun. I've accomplished a lot of collecting milestones such as completing a rainbow (two of them actually), acquiring several 1/1 cards, and other things.
But one milestone eludes me. 100 different cards in my Torrenterion Collection.
Torrens having cards in several Bowman/Panini/Leaf products in 2013 and 2014 has managed to bring the total number of different Torrens cards in existence to triple digits. It's about time I reach that plateau.
If I'm going to do that, I'm going to need to start to pay attention the brand I've long ignored. Rize.
Rize is a weird brand. It's almost like Leaf's shadow company. None of these cards are sold in regular stores, pretty much all of these cards are from the same 2-3 sellers on eBay. And they come in various print runs and some have sticker autographs. Although I've yet to pick one up myself.
Nonetheless, these are still Torrens cards and they can help me reach the 100 card mark. And if nothing else, the card above where Torrens is in catching gear with the Venezuelan flag behind him is a great design.
Photo-wise I'm not quite sure I like the cards of Torrens hitting, but they're alright I suppose. It's fairly obvious that both shots were taken when Torrens was a Staten Island Yankee (note the stripes on the edge of the sleeves).
I'm not entirely sure when I'll reach the 100 card plateau. As of now I'm at 93, hopefully I can get painfully close by the end of the year. I guess I'll have to see if I can add maybe one or two of the autographs from Rize to bring up the count.
As always, thanks for stopping by and take care :).