Trader’s Backlog: Matt Sends Me All Stars
Alright, only three more posts and I’ll have November’s trades finished. Let’s knock that out this week! This wonderful package was my first trade with Matt (mheilenman at TCDB), and was a great selection of Astros.
For starters, a pair of my favorites from 1994: Mike Hampton and Ken Caminiti. I’m not sure when these were released, but my hunch is that these are both Spring Training shots.
Then, there was this fantastic sticker from the 1981 Fleer / Laughlin set. The backs of these recount All-Star game history to that point, and this one highlights the 1963 game in Cleveland. Hal Woodeshick was the lone Colt .45 on the NL roster, coming in to start the 6th and pitching two clean innings, striking out three hitters (Joe Pepitone, Bob Allison, and Harmon Killebrew) and allowing just one walk.
Rounding out my end of the trade were several nice Altuve cards. The 2016 Heritage is a SP that had eluded me for a while, and the Stadium Club is just a fantastic photo.
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great cards! have to say that Cruz appears to be wearing a souvenir sundae helmet.
I'm not the biggest fan of Topps shoving throwback issues down our throats… but I must say that both of those 83T Altuves are nice looking cards.