Monday, October 5, 2009

Catching Up Pt. 1

This will be the first of at least 2 posts that will strictly contain cards I have acquired in the past week, either by trade or purchase. I've been quite lazy lately, in regards to my posting habits, and am going to try to get back into the swing of things this week.

Last week I received 5 trade packages and 2 eBay purchases in the mail. This post will highlight 2 of those trades, and both purchases. We'll start off with yet another package from M Ryan, of Ryan's Memorabilia & The Ripken Pursuit. Read my blog for a week or 2 and you're bound to see a trade posted between the 2 of us. For this, there is a very good reason, that reason being because we're always involved in some sort of trade. Last week I sent him a bunch of Ripkens to help further his quest, and in return he sent me over a nice little package featuring great cards of my 2 favorite current O's.

1988 Fleer A.L. Shortstops - Tony Fernandez, Cal Ripken Jr. & Alan Trammell
I remember this card! It was a good one ot have at the time. Cal is the obviously the only one who went on to have a Hall of Fame career, but both Fernandez & Trammell were pretty darn good in their day.

2009 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Adam Jones relic

I shouldn't even have to tell you that I love this card! I believe it's the first Adam Jones relic in the collection, but considering he made All-Star team this season, there will probably be a lot more Jones relics in future releases. The only O's card I managed to pull out of my 2 Goodwin boxes was Brian Roberts, so this Jones card is a great one to have traded to me.

2009 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Nick Markakis Gypsy Queen back mini

See previous blurb. Didn't already have this card yet, and am definitely glad I do now. One of these days I have to find a way to showcase my Markakis collection. It's probably about time I hop on the Zistle bandwagon.

2009 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Nick Markakis mini
Yeah, didn't have this one either. Woo-hoo! Thanks for all the great cards M. Ryan!

Next up are a couple of cards from the Collective Troll. Everyone seems to love trading with the Troll, and I am of no exception. He was nice enough to email me about a card he happened to spot at his local card shop. This wasn't just any card, it was one that I had searched high and low for, and one that is desperately needed for my pursuit of the Burke Kenny nona-fecta.

2009 Topps Allen & Ginter's Nick Markakis black framed mini
Yet another Markakis that had managed to elude me... until now!

2009 Topps Allen & Ginter's Burke Kenny black framed mini

You know I am psyched about this one! The Burke Kenny quest is officially down to ONE card. I just need the pube relic to complete the rainbow.

Thanks a million for thinking of me when you saw this card Marck! It really means a lot to me to know that other collectors see a card they know I'll like, and they go ahead and pick it up for me. We've really got something special brewing here, with this whole cardblogosphere thing.

Lastly, here are 2 quick eBay purchases. These were picked up with funds generated by the Goodwin Tiger relic sale.

2007 Bowman Chrome Nick Markakis Orange refractor #04/25

If you read last week's post, you already understand that all Oriole cards should be in the form of orange refractors. This is yet another great Markakis for the player collection.

2009 Bowman Chrome Adam Jones blue refractor #'d/199

Well, it's not orange, but it was cheap. I was able to add this Jones card to my player collection for a mere ninety-nine cents (plus shipping).

There you have it folks, half of what's new with me. Expect another post of a similar nature tomorrow, as I continue to catch up on trades and purchases that transpired last week. Remember to keep checking out Beardy's Baseball Blog for all of last week's news... a week later.


  1. Congrats on the Bearded dude nona-fecta, thats awesome! Oh, it wasn't quite my local shop, it was about 200 miles from home, but still...I can't believe the card on top is your first Jones relic. I'll be honest, I haven't seen any either. Its funny how it takes certain players a while before they end up in relic sets-Adam Jones, Aaron Hill, Jason Bartlett...

  2. Glad you are enjoying the Jones Relic. Nice Markakis Refractor!

  3. Oh my God. I love that orange Markakis. Man, just 25 of those in the whole universe. What a great card. Grats!