Saturday, December 19, 2009

Trades From Around the Blogosphere

It's a snowy, snowy day here in Baltimore. I have lived here for 23 years, and in all of that time do not recall a time where they were actually predicting twenty-four inches of the white stuff! We're absolutely getting pummeled right now, and there's already a good eight inches already on the ground. What better time than now to feature some trades that came in late last week. I'm always a week or so behind in posting everything, and right now the "to scan" pile is about as tall as the snow is deep.

First up we have some cards from Marie over at a Cardboard Problem. Her and I had a bit of an issue a while back, over a potential trade that had gone sour. Nothing squashes that quite like a great trade, and that's exactly what transpired. I sent over a Pujols Finest refractor, along with a few other cards, and in exchange received the following:

2009 Topps 206 Nolan Reimold Piedmont mini

2009 Topps 206 Nolan Reimold gold

2009 Ballpark Collection Quad Swatch Markakis/McLouth/Jones/Braun

Hatchet buried. This card features game-used swatches from my 2 favorite current Orioles, and it simply doesn't get much better than that. At least to me anyway.

2005 Donruss Zenith EPIX Cal Ripken Jr. blue #150/150

2005 Donruss Zenith EPIX Cal Ripken Jr. red #391/500

Next up are 2 random cards of what I have dubbed the "Brewtown Beardies". I don't remember who these cards came from, whether it was Night Owl, Ryan's Memorabilia, or Mark's Ephemera who sent them along, or why. My guess would be that they thought I collected cards of dudes with sweet beards, which I don't. Until right now that is. As of this moment, I officially collect cards of dudes with awesome beards, sports and non-sports alike.

1990 Upper Deck Bryan Clutterbuck

1991 Leaf Ron Robinson

Clutterbuck has nothing on Robinson. That is one sweet ginger beard right there. I heart 1991 Leaf, what a great set.

Next up are some cards I received from reader Shane. He was interested in a Steve Bechler autograph card that Old School Breaks had traded me a few months back. While I am not generally in the business of trading away Orioles cards, Shane is a Steve Bechler player collector, so I knew the card would be headed to the right place. To say I got a lot in return would be an understatement.

2001 Donruss Classics Frank Robinson Legendary Lumberjacks bat relic

2000 Ultimate Victory Cal Ripken Jr. Diamond Dignitaries

2008 Topps Heritage Brooks Robinson Clubhouse Collection relic

This appears to be that old woolen material they used to make jerseys out of. Score!

2000 Fleer Gamers Cal To Greatness Cal Ripken Jr.

Thanks for the great trades guys! Assuming I am not buried alive by an avalanche, there should most certainly be another post or two to follow today. After all, what else do I have to do aside from clean, which I'm currently on the lam from at the moment. I've gone AWOL from housework.

1 comment:

  1. Regarding the Sweet Beard cards... nope, not me. At least not by design. I think that I stuck to straight and big Orioles.