I thought I would share my reasons with a few recent pick ups for the Giants collection.
First up is the Giants ace:
All 4 of these are 2013 Ginter relics that I have picked up. There are 8 total Giants relics in this year's release so I guess I am half way there. Didn't really hear why there are 2 different designs for the mini relics, I think I like the darker border of the top 3 the best.
There are a couple other reasons I am feeling optimistic as well, these two guys in the 2013 Topps Chipz release:
Beyond solid is Giants C Buster Posey. He is locked up for most of the next decade and in my opinion is the best catcher in baseball. I will admit that Yadier Molina is very good but I would want Buster on my team. He didn't have a repeat performance of his MVP year but had a pretty nice year in 2013.
Not sure about these Chipz, I bought a few packs at Target and only have these 2 Giants to show for it. Now I have a stack of poker looking chips on my desk and most aren't even from teams I usually trade. They are only 50 cents/chip ($2 for a 4 pack) so they are easy on the wallet but I really don't have a solid way to display them so I will probably go after a few more Giants and try to rid myself of the dups.
Maybe I am the eternal optimist, but I am already looking forward to next year. As for the year, I think I am going to have to cheer for the team across the bay - the Oakland A's. As long as the Dodgers don't win I am happy - I am already sick of all the fair weather LA fans talking about the team.