Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Trade Me Anything XVII #9

If there's one thing I can count on with this annual TMA event, it's getting a trade package from Zpop in the springtime.  Hey, we had snow when this year's edition began (well, close to the opening, anyways, thanks to a Halloween snowstorm), and we've had snowfall since Zpop's package arrived, so in my book this all falls within the confines of winter.  The envelope, please.
#US97 Kenta Maeda Gold Foil, #BG-11 Riley Greens ToppsBlackGold, #US145 Jeter Downs, #US257 Leody Taveras

Odd Man Out by Matt McCarthy
I've already read one baseball book this year, I'm in the middle of another one, and there's a third on the to-read pile.  Not complaining, though, I do try to get to everything you guys send me.  I look forward to reading this as I love books about athletes who are also smart.  Allow me to recommend John Urschel's Mind and Matter, it's at the top of this genre.
Package of NL East Stickers ca. 1990
Price tag on the back is from 2018 and displays a retail price of a hefty $0.19.
Pack of 2021 Topps WWE Heritage Cards
I got heavy into a couple of WWE Heritage sets a few years before this one.  It will likely make an appearance on a future post.

Thanks for a nice trade, Zpop, I look forward to reading, opening, and sticking.

Sunday, March 24, 2024

Packs That Just Showed Up #2

Since the first post in this series I was actually able to sell some of those 2007 U&H cards with no foil stamping.  The Glavine went for $5.00 and I got $3.00 for all of the commons.  Nice to have some free money in the ol' eBay account.  The next pack I'm choosing to share is one of the two 2019 Topps Series 1 packs.  Shall we?

132 Miguel Andujar
313 Robinson Cano
157 Buster Posey
104 Joe Musgrove
84 Matt Carpenter
280 Miles Mikolas
121 Joey Wendle
That first card continues the tradition of the Cardinals having a guy on the roster named Carpenter with an extremely punchable face that goes back to the sandlot days of 1832.
RA-15 Ronald Acuna Jr. "Taking a Bow"
This is part of a Wal-mart-exclusive insert set.  Pretty cool and I will listen to trade offers if anyone is interested.
SSB-93 Albert Pujols Stars of the Game
Is it just me, or do the Pujols Angels cards make you feel melancholy?  Yeah, he was a mortal enemy, but he didn't deserve to languish in the boonies of MLB.  He was hitting milestones and shit in Anaheim and they made his career look like a joke.  It gives everyone with a "yeah, but..." a legitimate argument because he just became irrelevant.
126 Oakland Atheltics Team
134 Sean Reid-Foley
339 Josh Harrison
The Harrison is a great shot, though he should take off that dagblasted mitten.
Oakland Coliseum always looked beautiful from aerial photos like this, it's a shame they never got an "economically viable" stadium built.  Actually, it's more a a shame that a revenue generating stadium is a requirement, not just a nice place to watch baseball.  This sport is slowly killing itself.
326 Heath Fillmyer
60 Kyle Tucker
85 Garrett Hampson
146 Jesse Winker
A nice end to the pack with the Tucker rookie and a future one-season Brewer.

Well, that's the end of the pack.  A pack with 16 cards in it feels like the right amount.  If I'm elected President this November, I'm signing an executive order declaring this to be the minimum number of cards contained within a single pack.  I approve this message.