Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Catching Up On Trades Pt. 2

Ok, back to the trades. First up we have some great cards from Slangon, of the fabulously designed blog Condition:Poor. He emailed me a while back saying there were some Ginter needs of mine that could be filled, but as per usual, other cards were discussed, and I eventually ended up sending him over a nice stack of Mets, in exchange for a handful of Ginter need and some O's cards. Slangon also threw in some random cards, which is always a nice bonus.

Without further ado:

2009 Allen & Ginter Creatures of Myth, Legend & Terror Sphinx mini
This was the card that interested me the most, since I am working to complete this set. I'm not quite sure how an ancient Egyptian monument is a Creature of Terror, but it's a pretty cool looking card, so I wont ask.

1984 Topps Jim Palmer
A nice swan song Palmer card. 1984 was to be Cakes' last season, and he was released by the Orioles not long after the season began. Any Jim Palmer card is a good card to have, and this one is no exception. I didn't realize that his nickname, "cakes", comes from his love of eating pancakes.

2009 Upper Deck Starquest Nick Markakis Turquoise Common
A new addition to my player collection. There are a million different flavors of Starquest, and I now have 2, both of the "common" variety.

1986 Donruss Fred Lynn Diamond King
It's a Diamond King. Need I say more? Yeah, that's what I thought.

2009 Freedom Cardboard Prospects set Matt Wieters
Slangon actually sent me the entire 5-card set, but this is the card that matters most to me. I believe this is my first Wieters card, and for being an unlicensed set, these cards are pretty nice looking. They were given out at this year's National convention in Cleveland, and this particular set was given away by Voice of the Collector a few weeks ago, and has happily found it's way into my collection.

Now, I mentioned some random cards that were included as part of this trade. Here are 2 of my favorites:

1987 Topps Bo Jackson "Future Stars"
Who doesn't love Bo? Everyone knows that this guy had all the tools and skills to be one of the greats. Not just in baseball, but in pro football as well. It's really a shame that injuries seemed to plague him, and ultimately cut his career short. The "Future Stars" logo on this card reminded me of Bo's Saturday morning cartoon, ProStars, which I remember watching as a kid. If you don't remember the show, perhaps this will jog your memory:

2009 Topps Allen & Ginter's Travis Hafner relic

Here's another random card for you. This one will come in handy as trade bait, especially since there are certain people in Cleveland who have been very good to me in the past. Either of you guys want a Pronk relic?

There was one more card from Slangon I wanted to share with everyone. It's a redemption card, which is normally something I loathe, but in this case, it could end up being the coolest thing ever.
Sweet! I am due to receive a custom 1/1 Slangko Heroes of the Diamond card. If the design looks anything like Condition:Poor, or this redemption itself, I'm sure it'll be a thing of pure beauty. If you're a reader of this blog, you already know that I love retro/vintage themed sets, and Slangon appears to have it down to a science. I can't wait to see who/what arrives in the near future. You also can't beat any redemption card that requires you to do absolutely nothing to redeem it.

Thanks for all the awesome cards Slangon! If you haven't already checked out Condition:Poor, I suggest going there right now, and soaking up the Metropolitan goodness!

Next up are a few cards from the master codebreaker himself, Mike from JD's Wild Cardz. Mike and I have actually completed 2 trades in the past week, and here is what I received in exchange for some 2009 Hertiage cards from Mike's want list, as well as an Obama SP.

2009 Topps Chrome Nick Markakis blue refractor #'d/199
I'd been outbid on this particular card twice in the past few weeks, so when Mike offered it up in trade, I was thrilled. The Markakis collection grows!

2009 Topps Chrome Brian Roberts blue refractor #'d/199
I've got to find out where Mike buys his Chrome boxes, because he managed to pull 2 O's blue refractors from his boxes. Both of these are awesome, and definitely welcome additions.

2009 Topps Allen & Ginter's AGA-CK Clayton Kershaw autograph
Everyone else has one, and now I do too. Its not an Oriole card, but every collector sometimes has to make exceptions. This is a great autograph of a young pitching stud. Unfortunately it can no longer be used to drive Night Owl crazy, since I think he already has this particular card. Mike is soon going to have sooo many Ginter autos, I doubt he'll miss this one much.

Big thanks to Mike, and JD's Wild Cardz for the trade.

As always, if anyone is interested in trading me some awesome Orioles cards, don't hesitate to contact me, and we can work something out.

Well, that about does it. I am officially caught up on posting trades, and the mail isn't even here yet today. Score one for beardy!


  1. Yep. Looking at the Kershaw auto right now. However, I'm way behind on posting trades, so that's why I haven't shown it yet.

  2. I am making a commitment, right now, to get the packages for people (you included) done tonight so I can send them tomorrow.

    Curiously, I don't remember the Pro Stars thing. This is strange because I thought I'd seen everything ever to be aired on TV.

  3. Wayne's hot slaaaaaaaaap shot (as he backhands)