Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Take Five

As a courtesy I wanted you all to know that I'm taking a break from posting. I'll still be reading, and commenting, (and hopefully receiving trade packages!), but posting and mailing will need a pause for a time. I can't keep up, and I can't get caught up.  I'm whooped.

If you've sent me a package recently I apologize for not posting about it and giving you credit.  And if I've received (or receive) anything from you be assured your name is on my list, and at some point I will get a return package out to you.

Everyone needs a rest from time to time.

Tom



Saturday, April 16, 2016

2X3 Heroes #Supertrader Trade

2015 Gypsy Queen Autographs GQA-MSH
Super nice on-card autograph, in my most favorite style - signing over a whited-out area.


2012 #333 and 2014 #310 Gypsy Queen Minis
The 2014 is an SP photo variation


1984 Topps Rub-Downs
I love all the Topps gimmicks that they put out in the 70's and 80's.
These rub-downs are right up there.



2008 Upper Deck Game Jersey 99-KM
Sepia is always cool on a card as well, especially with a color picture in the foreground.
Not sure what stadium that is though.


And rounding out the envelope.

Thanks for the cards Jeff.



Saturday, April 9, 2016

Bob Walk The Plank #Supertrader Trade

I title it a "trade" but I haven't held up my end yet.  I think it was Fuji a couple days ago lamenting that he get's behind sending stuff back because he only hits the PO every several weeks.  I can understand that.  Seems I'm always behind, always having someone on a list that I need to send back to.  I had commented on the post that I think only JBF and Mark Hoyle are caught up, because it seems those guys are forever giving stuff away (sometimes multiple times before I can catch them with a return).

Anyhow, Bob Walk The Plank sent some nice cards over.  This means he gets a dot next to his name on the roster (received).  Eventually he'll get a dash (sent), I just can't tell when.

2005 Playoff Prestige #143 Extra Bases Green 43/50
Hard to believe this guys still closing games.
I nabbed him on autodraft and had to do a double-take.


2004 Playoff Honors #3 Credits Silver 20/50
Oooooh. I like.


2003 Fleer Tradition Update U25 Glossy 035/100


1980 Topps #206 1979 Strikeout Leaders
Ryan had 223, Richard only had 313


2005 Topps Gallery Penmanship Autograph GPA-DM
Another one of those Angel could-have-beens.
Funny that I couldn't make out that P-word on the card.
Had to find it on ebay.

Good stuff Matt, thanks.
Like I said, you get a dot.



Tuesday, April 5, 2016

One Page Of Bob Priddy

This series will highlight "one page" at a time from my binder of correspondence and autographs from former Angels/Patriots  players.



  Bob Priddy RHP California Angels 1969
Correspondence received July, 2005


Sunday, April 3, 2016

Junior Junkie #Supertrader Trade

Right off the bat, check this beauty out:

Todd Greene 1996 Bowmans Best BBP18 Atomic Refractor
Boom!


 And a lot of other goodies.

Rob Wilfong 2016 Topps 65th Anniversary Buyback Black 1982 Topps Traded #128T
I love the idea behind these buybacks.


Casey Kotchman 2006 Fleer Tradition Traditional Threads TT-CK 
Never really lived up to the hype, but he's still considered an Angel Great.


Jeff Mathis 2005 Bowman Futures Game Gear FGG-JM
Noting against Jeff Mathis but I still shake my head thinking Scioscia saw enough in him to let Mike Napoli go. That didn't quite pan out.


1992 Upper Deck Gold (Factory Set)
Junior made sure to mark these so I knew they were the gold versions.
Good thing because it's really hard to tell that the Upper Deck hologram on back is gold not silver.
And don't worry, he wrote on the penny sleeves.


Jered Weaver 2013 Topps Chrome Refractor #106
Mark Sappington 2012 Bowman Xfractor BDPP115
David Freese 2014 Bowman Xfractor #74
Hainley Statia 2006 Bowman Chrome  Xfractor BC192, #108/250
Nick Maronde 2013 Bowman Chrome Mini Blue Wave Refractor CC-A3, #054/250
CJ Cron 2011 Playoff Contenders Rookie Ticket RT25 Crystal, 178/299



1998 Pacific Crown Royale
Oh those crazy Pacific die cuts! 


Another card with those awesome raised baseball threads: check out the 2006 Ovation Vladimir Guerrero.


And even more nice parallels and numbered cards.

Lots of good stuff Junior, lots of good stuff.
Thanks for trading.



Saturday, April 2, 2016

Almost Went O-fer

I mailed to 13 players in Angels camp at the beginning of Spring Training, 13 sure bets I thought.
After weeks of no returns, thinking I was going to strike out and go 0 for 13, I finally got a return.

Luetge was signed as a free agent last November.
He signed these cards in 39 days from Angels Spring Training.


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

GCRL Trade Envelope

Got a little envelope the other day with a few cards from GCRL.
I'm always happy to get mail.

Getting 2016 off to a good start, especially with Topps Stickers as these are my first of the season.


Alright! Jim saw my post on Calling Card #444.
Two more for the set, and the second for Darryl Strawberry.
Does he have a third card #444?

Looks like Jim is starting up a new blog, this advertisement was included in the envelope.
I'll keep my eyes out for FRANKENDODGER.

Thanks for thinking of me Jim.
Hope you enjoy the cards I sent back.