i've made quite a few trades over the last few months, and i dutifully began drafting trade posts for each transaction. failing to publish these posts has led me to consolidate and use this singular post to get caught up. almost. it began innocently enough, but i have added more and more trades to the post, and so this has been over two months in the making. time to hit 'publish'
jt at the writer's journey sent a few dodgers my way, including a 1989 fleer kirk gibson box bottom card
i requested a block of 2016 topps stadium club from 2x3 heroes as part of his annual card purge, and jeff obliged.
and this 2016 topps museum club yasiel puig parallel
also included were cards from 2017 topps archives, such as this clayton kershaw card
p-town tom sent me a bunch of dodger cards, many of which featured rookies of the year
1997 topps jackie robinson
continuing on with roys, here's a 1995 fleer ultra raul mondesi card
speaking of roys, colbey at cardboard collections has a recurring "free cards" segment, and i was able to snag this 1997 fleer circa todd hollandsworth fast track insert
more roy action from jon at a penny sleeve for your thoughts. he loaded up the package with rauuuuuul featuring cards from 1996 leaf steel
jon also added a few pacific cards - 1996 pacific crown collection gold crown die-cut
more custom goodness, this time courtesy of gio from when topps had (base)balls. this was not really a trade in the standard cards-for-cards sense, but i did purchase gio's 1978 topps custom booklet which featured his take on a 1978 topps brooks robinson card that should have been
peter at baseball every night sent me a sandy koufax card from 2017 topps archives
night owl continues to send me some of his hand-me-downs, including a 1977 dover reprint of willie davis's 1969 topps card
here's a 2013 panini hometown heroes card of shawn green
a game which i attended, i am happy to say. i don't recall green giving a curtain call since it was in milwaukee, but i was busy high-fiving my friend and others around us after the fourth home run, so i don't really recall for sure.
some other cards night owl included were of help in my quest to finish the 2016 topps allen & ginter numbers game insert set (i still need a few, by the way). two of the cards allow us to play another installment of "quien es mas macho?"
both rollie fingers
the back of the fingers card lists other greats to have worn 34
i'm writing this part of the post on may 3 while watching the dodgers play the giants. vin scully was inducted into the dodgers' ring of honor before the game, julio urias held the giants scoreless through five innings, and pedro baez has done the same through 2/3 of the sixth inning. so, i'm in a good enough mood to give thanks to one of the blogosphere's best giant fans.
mr. haverkamp sent me some cards as he has done in the past, but this time there were no dodgers. instead, he took a swing at my 1972 topps set. he did better than harmon killebrew, who looks to have popped up a pitch on his in action card
next up is a boyhood photo of willie stargell as a baseball player
tony perez was another card that i needed
the last of the 1972's to show here is dodger nemesis jose cruz
jim also sent a couple of cards for my 2002 topps 206 set build, one of which being the team 206 larry walker card
thanks to mr. haverkamp and all the others for the great cards! i'm still in a good mood because the dodgers are up 1-0 now, and ross stripling struck out the side in the top of the 7th! go dodgers!
since i failed to hit publish on the 3rd, i can report now that my mood turned as the dodgers went and lost the game in 11 innings. still, i am happy to have complete all of these trades! thanks for the cards!
ps - i waited so long to post this that mr. haverkamp sent me another envelope with a couple of goodies - this 2016 topps allen & ginter joc pederson mini
thanks again mr. haverkamp and all of my trading partners!