Thursday, November 9, 2023

Trade Me Anything XVII: #2

Just like clockwork, a package arrives from the Pacific Northwest, and all I have to do is give up some Cardinals.  (What a sweet gig.)  That's right, it's Kerry from Cards on Cards.  Let's see what he sent.
#US7 What a Rutsch! Rainbow Foil, #AS-12 Jordan Walker Action Stars, #US99 Alec Burleson

A Giannis base card and a shiny Khris Middleton Select
I was out last night playing trivia at a bar while the Bucks/Pistons game was on.  Not a single patron could identify what Giannis did to get ejected.  It was a sweet win, though.

Some want list cards from recent Update sets
Very happy to see these.  Getting really close on 2021 and 2022.

Some more set needs, presumably culled from a Redbirds doubles box

1988 Fleer #249 Jeff Treadway
This is actually my favorite part of this trade.  I've never actively collected '88 Fleer.  I certainly didn't buy any packs of it in 1988, but I do remember my friends at the time have some in their collections.  I think came down to what neighborhood you lived in.  Different pharmacies and variety stores less than a mile apart could carry vastly different merchandise.  I could get my hands on Topps, Donruss, and the occasional stray pack of Score that year, but Fleer was not on the menu.  Even in the first half of 2023, I probably had only 100-200 cards from the set that have shown up in random lots over the years.
Everything changed this summer.  Out of the blue I was asked by a fellow collector if I'd be interested in purchasing his entire collection.  Well, I jumped at the chance, and soon massive boxes of cards started showing up at my house.  There was one box that looked to be a complete set of 1988 Fleer.  As it turned out, there was one card missing.  And now, the hole in the set has been filled.

Thanks, Kerry!  Always good to hear from you!


  1. Giannis probably said the wrong thing. They're allowed to say a lot of stuff, but not everything.
    Congrats on the '88 Fleer set.