Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
They have both been very good to me lately !
I unlocked my second die-cut Diamond Anniversary card.
Another Cardinal and promptly put it up for trade as I did this one.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
I saw the VC NY and immediately knew who who it was from !
Marie from A Cardboard Problem.
Marie and I have done a number of trades over the years.
Most of the time it's not trading, per say, we just send each other random stuff we know the other one will enjoy.
I opened the package to find this !!!
MARIE !! Why...what the... wait a minute.... I mean....Go Yankees !!
I gotta' admit you got me there !! LOL
The rest of the contents, though, really made up for the Bronx cheer.
2011 Topps Attax and Bowman Grady Sizemore.
2011 GQ Tris Speaker (I actually had two of these but gave them to my two sons ) so I need that.
And a very nice Bowman gold Carlos Santana !
Next, a 2009 OPC Kelly Shoppach highlights card I didn't have.
Another Grady,2010 Topps Opening Day
2010 Topps Heritage Fausto Carmona. Absolutely devastating pitcher if he can just get more consistent !
Marie opens a lot of hobby material and always saves some wrappers for me.
After all, she used to be "Covered in Wrappers" !
Well, thank you very much Marie ! On the fourth of July I'll be up behind home plate, with my Bob Feller bronze statue giveaway, watching the Tribe kick butt !! Let's see, who do we play that day !!??
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
It starts with 2011 Topps Shin-Soo Choo Topps 60 insert. Choo got off to a slow start but is now starting to heat up ! Fortunately, others on the team pick up whoever happens to to be down and they keep on winning !
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
They say size doesn't matter. Well it may, depending on the subject of the conversation, but when it comes to baseball card trades, it doesn't. At least as far as I'm concerned.
Awhile back I received an email from Howard over at Wanted Baseball Cards . Howard doesn't have a lot to say on his blog, but he has want lists you may want to check out.
He read my blog and and found I needed some 2007 Masterpiece cards he had.
( I had an accident on my desk and some piles of cards
But this was huge help !!
But that wasn't all, it got better.
2001 Royal Rookies Ryan Drese on card auto !
2005 Bowman's Best Ryan Garko auto 007/199
The next trade is from ny_hitman_23 over at Sports-n-more.
201o Topps Legendary Lineage insert
Victor Martinez / Carlos Santana. Two great switch hitting catchers.
2005 Upper Deck SP
Jason Dubois. Wasn't here long and don't really know what happened to him !
Albert Belle Hitting Machine insert. Don't think there were any steroids,just cork !
But what a menacing player for a pitcher to face. !
Thanks to Steve for the great cards!! Now I have to dig out some good return items !
So, big or small, these were both great trades and I'm very happy with both
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Jeff Carlson from Cardboard Catastrophes and
Jeremy Scott from Nobody's going to read this blog both hail from Norman and both sent me some great cards. They even come one right after the other in my address book as Yahoo alphabetizes by first name.
I've dealt with with Jeremy several times and am always pleased with the results.
This was my first encounter with Jeff, and hopefully not the last, as it was a very good trade experience also.
Jeff sent these 2011 Kimball Champion mini Tribe cards of Santana and Choo, two of the major building blocks of our young Indian team. Just last night Choo sent a ball soaring over the 400 ft. sign on the fence in dead center field in his first at bat.
Jeff also filled ten slots in my 60 Years of Topps set for 2011.
Some of these bring back a lot of memories !
Aiming at my love for the history of baseball and baseball cards, Jeff also sent four cards from the 2011 Topps Vintage Reproduction set.
My own 1/1 Grady Sizemore sketch card !
Thank you Jeremy for the Tribe cards !
Thanks to both of you for great trades !