It was only recently that I had contact for the first time with Peter from Baseball Every Night and we worked out a trade. I just can't recall how it all started. I think I may have left a comment on one of his posts about his going through some binders of cards he had come into and letting us all know that many of the cards were for trade. I made a claim on a few cards, and here we are.
1991 Fleer Team Logo Sticker
It's interesting that I received this card. Not because I don't have it already, I do, but because the very next trade package that came in after this one included the variation of this card.
I'll talk more about that when I do the post for that package.
Nonetheless (one word?) I love these Fleer logo cards.
1990 Donruss Diamond Kings #10a Brian Downing Reverse Negative (left)
I was stoked when Peter asked if I'd be interested in this card.
I included the card on the right from my collection to show the difference.
This card reminded me that Brian Downing had another error card, his 1991 Upper Deck that had his "DH" position missing from the little base in the lower left.
Great to now have the two Downing errors I know of.
2016 Topps Gold #681, 0016/2016
This sweet card and the Downing were accidently left out of the original package Peter sent, so he graciously popped them in a PWE and dropped them in the mail as well.
I like this style of the gold parallel much better than those in the past.
1992 Fleer #701 Tiger Tandems
1989 Classic Purple #157
These are two of the cards I had asked for on Peters posts.
I wanted them for my unofficial Bo Jackson collection. Unofficial because I have a hard time passing up a Bo Jackson card, but I don't really need another "collection".
You know what I mean?
Sweepstakes and Game Cards
For my collections of course.
Glad for the Jackson, not because it's Reggie Jackson but because...
(on the right) its a special card. Not sure how to classify these, is it an "information" card?
Regardless, it's a NNO card, not a part of any real set.
And that's what I like.
1991 Pacific Nolan Ryan
Believe it or not, I'm collecting this series which typically end up in most collectors or dealers junk boxes. I've seen them everywhere, and they're easy to come by, I just never put a checklist together, until recently.
Obviously these were three that I needed.
Another of my varied collecting interests.
I'm sure there's at least a few in here that will help complete their sets.
What was also great about this trade is that all Peter wanted in return was Darryl Strawberry and John Kruk cards. I was glad to have a nice stack, and many he could use.
Thanks again for the trade Peter, I like all the stuff.
Earlier this month there was a contest at Johnny's Trading Spot to guess the per-card cost of a massive haul of about 2500 cards John purchased at a card show. Five people guessed, all between .03 and .08 cents, but no one guessed .04. Can you believe it? John decided to declare us ALL winners. Now THAT'S generous!
John taylored the prize packages to the winners likes.
I got Angels of course.
1966 Topps Rub-Offs
Unfortunaltely some rodent had a tasty snack on this, but it's still a really cool piece for the team collection. Topps baseball products from the 60's are some of my favorites.
Jeff was on the Angels in 2006 hence the 2006 Upper Deck #658 Special FX Green 95/99.
Brother came up also in 2006, so the two got to play together for a season.
I already completed the 2007 Topps Generation Now set for Mike Napoli, still working Jered Weavers cards in the set.
Triple throw-down on 2010 Upper Deck All World #AW-12 cards.
I believe that this card may be my most abundant duplicate Angels insert card.
I'll have to check on that.
Bunch of chrome and refractors, some numbered /299, some /561, some /150.
These are really helpful towards the team sets. Refractors, let alone numbered refractors, make team sets difficult to complete.
A nice grouping of rookies and parallels.
And my first 2017 Heritage.
Very happy to be a winner even though I guessed wrong!
There was a recent post over on Dion's Autograph Collection looking for traders (or purchasers for a couple bucks each) for a bunch of Certified Autograph Cards he wanted to part with as they were dupes to him. I took him up on it and purchased three 1996 Leaf Certified Autographs for my All-Time Angels Autograph Collection.
Mike Fetters was an Angels regular from 1989-1991.
Ken Edenfield played both of his major league seasons with the Angels in 1995 and 1996.
Craig Grebeck was with the Angels for only one season, 1997.
I have "other" cards signed by these guys, even Angels cards I think, but these are the first certified autographs I have of them.
Dion also threw in a few Angels extras.
I love seeing Bo Jackson as an Angel!
I'm sure Dion has plenty more certified autographs left, go check him out via the link above.
Kin of I Feel Like A Collector Again reached out to see if I wanted the Mike Trout card he received with his Topps Now purchase. I gladly accepted. This was a card, I told Kin, that I had been coveting ever since I had seen several other bloggers show theirs off. I didn't really think that I had a chance of getting one without having to purchase one.
2017 Topps Now 25% Off Offer Card
Oh that's a cool card, and doubles down as a "Special Offer" card which I also collect.
Thats beautiful right there.
Kin also threw in a sweet Tim Salmon.
1993 Flair Wave of the Future #15
This, along with the Piazza card from the same subset, are two really sweet cards.
Thanks for reaching out Kin, and getting me a coveted card.