I’m trying (and succeeding at the moment!) to make some progress on my backlog of cards to post whilst also staying on top of the stuff that’s arrived recently – so I’m going to utilize this post to knock out a pair of envelopes that showed up this week from TCDB swaps. Also, if you’ve sent me something and I haven’t gotten to it – I will! I promise you that.
First was a quick swap with Jesse, aka jddavis84. This one actually started out as a 1-for-1 swap that he proposed. He was “desperately trying to finish the Before Opening Day” inserts, and I had the last one he needed – a Bryce Harper. This Dallas Keuchel was the sole card he had from my want lists, but I checked and I had plenty from his. What’s more, he’s got ambitions on working on a ton of sets. Seeing an opportunity, I browsed through the rest of his trade lists and found this nice MJ card. I’ve always liked the 91-92 Fleer set. Oh, and I sent Jesse a small flat rate that was absolutely stuffed – 384 cards to help out with his set builds.
The other package that came in was from Michael, who goes by Lugnut80 on the site. He had a little more for me, including two of my last wants from 1993 Stadium Club. Casey Candaele and Doug Jones are the last Astros I need.
Michael also had a pair of 1997 Bowman cards I needed. This Biggio was the 50th new card of him that I’ve added this year. It’s fun keeping track of stuff like that. I enjoy this set quite a bit. Red was used for established players and blue for the prospects.
Speaking of Bowman, I added this foil card of Orlando Miller from the 1994 set, which is probably my favorite Bowman design ever. The Shane Reynolds comes from 1997 Finest, a set from which I don’t have many cards. I know Night Owl says he likes to let these breathe. I think I would do that for dupes, but there’s something about me that feels like I should leave the coating on.
This package wasn’t just Astros either. Among the other cards were four more cards from the 1984 Ralston Purina set. I’ve gotten 9 of these cards now. I’m not sure whose #DADHAT game is stronger here, Guidry or Lynn.
These last few cards weren’t on my want list, but just a few spares I found while browsing Michael’s trade lists. Early cards of Paul Konerko, Mariano Rivera, and Richie Sexson.
Finally, there was this lenticular pickup from a 1999 Stadium Club insert set called Video Replay. This one shows Alex Rodriguez sliding into third base while the shot zooms in on him. Here’s a little clip of it in action.
Thanks for the trades Jesse and Michael!