In my on-going quest to trade with all of the friendly neighborhood of collecting bloggers out there, I approached Dennis at Pictures of Men about helping me get rid of a Blue Jays problem I had, ie: lots of them had been piling up here. Man, he took that bone and ran with it! I sent a couple relic cards, some oddball stuff, some newer stuff including a Bowman Purple Refractor Kyle Drabek, the entire Jays singles from 2002 Topps and all my junk wax (in other words, a team dump); he in return sent an auto card, a chunk of 1990 O-Pee-Chee Twins, several newer cards including Bowman and Topps Chrome, and 1986 3-D Blyleven (schweet!)
clockwise, from top left: 2000 Topps Thru the Years Reprints #17 Harmon Killebrew; 2007 Bowman Heritage Signs of Greatness #SG-WJB Joe Benson autograph; 2009 Upper Deck O-Pee-Chee Black Border mini #554 Joe Mauer; 2009 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Gypsy Queen mini #76 Joe Mauer; 1987 Topps Nestlé #22 Harmon Killebrew
I always give out a bonus point for pre-2000 wantlist items. An oversized pre-1990 wantlist item? Why, that’s gotta be worth…more than a bonus point! Multiply that by ten for picking it up with me in mind…
clockwise, from top left: 1986 Topps 3-D #1 Bert Blyleven; 1996 Leaf Studio Hit Parade #5 Kirby Puckett [0267/5000]; 1998 Topps Bowman’s Best #40 Marty Cordova; 1990 O-Pee-Chee #630 Gary Gaetti
Question: which cards were more three dimensional, the Blyleven above or the 2010 Topps Chrome cards?
I thank you, Dennis, and my wantlists thank you!