Adam from Thoughts & Sox and I talked about this trade for months before it actually happened. The funny thing is, the longer we talked about it, the more chaotic it got. In the end, Adam ended up sending me a bunch of 1960 Topps O's. 20 to be exact, which is damn near a complete team set, along with a smidgen of random Orioles thrown in for good measure. In return, he received the autograph of a certain suspected steroid user who happens to be rather large in stature.
1960 Topps Walt Dropo
1960 Topps Joe Ginsberg
Gotta love a card with a cartoon on the back! Even if Heritage has made you tired of this design, you've got to appreciate the classics, which 1960 Topps most certainly is.
1960 Topps Billy Hoeft
1960 Topps All-Star Rookie Willie Tasby
1960 Topps Orioles Coaches
1960 Topps Billy Klaus
1960 Topps Johnny Powers
1960 Topps Al Pilarcik
1960 Topps Wes Stock
1960 Topps Paul Richards
1960 Topps Gene Green
1960 Topps Bob Boyd
I have another version of this card. It's a buyback, with one of those ugly gold foil stamps, so it's nice to have this one as well, which is pristine.
1960 Topps Rip Coleman
1960 Topps Roy Face & Hoyt Wilhelm
1960 Topps Chuck Estrada
1960 Topps Hal Brown
1960 Topps Bob Mabe
1960 Topps Gus Triandos
1960 Topps Jack Fisher
1960 Topps Jackie Brandt
This concludes the vintage Topps goodness portion of this post, but is not the end of what Adam sent. Here's a sampling of random O's for your Saturday viewing pleasure (or misery)
1990 Sportflics Joe Orsulak
This guy was among my favorite O's from back in the day. He was never anything more than a serviceable outfielder, but he had great hair.
1968 Topps Deckle Brooks Robinson
Wow, this card is awesome! I've been wanting one of these for awhile now, and am really glad to have one, especially of Brooks. I think card companies should do more with black & white photos, especially in vintage sets.
1997 Bowman Jayson Werth rookie card
1994 Tetrad (Classic) Signature Rookies Scott Klingenbeck
How stupid are the Orioles? This guy was drafted in the 57th round in '89 by the Tigers, and did not sign. Drafted again by the Angels in '91, in the 60th round. Once again he did not sign. Finally, the Orioles drafted this turkey in the 5th round(?!?) of the '92 draft. How do you go from 60th round pick to 5th round pick in 1 year?
Wow, what a long post. Sorry guys, and thanks for reading. At least it was full of vintage Topps cards, which I figured would only make my poor writing a little more appealing. If you haven't been to Adam's blog, do yourself a favor and check out Thoughts & Sox right now! Even if you're not a Red Sox fan, do what I do and leave derogatory remarks about how much you hate them. Don't be too mean about it though, otherwise Adam may not send you card as nice as the ones he sent me.
Thanks for the great trade!