Sunday, May 8, 2011

Trade Time : Cynicalbudda and The Lost Collector with Rosen auto !

I finally got my desk mostly cleared off and can get down to some long overdue trade posts!

First up is Cynicalbuddha over at Collector's Crack .

He had requested some trading action and I responded. He quickly sent me a very nice assortment of Tribe cards while I, not so quickly, have a package ready to send to him.

His package starts with a six pack of mini cards from Topps 205, 206 and Allen & Ginter.
I love the minis but I have to get some of the album pages specifically designed for them.
The tiny cards really get lost in the regular pages.

Next we have some 206 bronze parallels and a Heritage, Jordan Brown, rookie!

Sticking with the wide variety theme, we have a Tris Speaker Legends card, an Upper Deck X die-cut, 2011 Lou Marson Heritage and a Gold Justin Masterson.

Still more variety with

Victor Martinez Bowman Gold, Shin-Soo Choo Topps 60 and Cliff Lee First Year.

And finally a batch of 2011 Topps Opening Day.

Thank you very much Mark for the great Tribe cards ! I hope you enjoy your package as well.

Another fat package of Indian cards came from AJ, The Lost Collector.

He also sent a couple of wrappers including this 2011 Topps Heritage hobby version.

A J sent a large variety of cards also, from a 2011 Gold Topps "Pronk" clear back to a '58 Topps Larry Raines ! With a couple of chrome cards in between.

More gold with a 2007 Bowman Josh Barfield. A Bob Feller Million Dollar Moments, purple Starquest Grady Sizemore and A&G Jhonny Peralta.

Established veteran Grady Sizemore and newbie Josh Tomlin.

Sizemore seems to be back to his old self and Tomlin is a very crafty pitcher who doesn't have to be overpowering.

Gone but not forgotten are Manny and Kenny.

2007 Heritage Jeremy Sowers and 1996 Topps Eddie Murray.

Brian Giles on a 1997 Circa card. They were very bright and colorful.

Robby Alomar was a future HOF'er on this Fleer "Futures" card in 2001.

Robby again with David Justice and Manny Ramirez.

One of my lesser known collections is Pinnacle Inside. I was always a sucker for gimmicks and oddball cards. The Pinnacle cans were a unique product which passed over to a couple other manufacturers as well.

Here is a base Richie Sexon and a Club Edition Gary Sheffield.

That was AJ's initial package.

Then a few days ago I received another envelope from him.

Inside I found a personalized auto from Al Rosen !!

AJ had sent a TTM request to Mr. Rosen for himself, me and another collector !

What a gracious act! I don't know how to thank you for this !!

Thank you, thank you, thank you !!

Thanks very much AJ, for all the cards!


  1. Glad you liked the cards, can't wait to see what you sent.