Monthly Archives: August 2011


A couple quick emails exchanged with hrabar2 after his SportsCardFun post, and I recieved the following cards (and a few others) for a couple Yankee Topps 60 relic cards:

clockwise, from top left: 2007 Upper Deck Masterpiece Captured on Canvas #CC-SA Johan Santana (jersey); 2005 Donruss Team Heroes Showdown Bronze #389 Brad Radke [067/100]; 2001 Donruss Class of 2001 #252 Adam Johnson [145/625]; 2010 Topps Gold #150 Joe Mauer [0506/2010]; 2005 Upper Deck All-Star Futures Gold #65 Joe Mauer [328/499]; 1998 Donruss Fractal Foundation #175 Paul Molitor [2178/3999]

Thanks again!


More Wickedness

The Wicked One from My Past Time…I Love It!! exchanged some relics/autos, and here’s some of what arrived yesterday:

clockwise, from top left: 2007 Upper Deck SPx Winning Materials Gold #WM-FL Francisco Liriano [84/99] (jersey); 2007 Topps Co-Signers Silver Blue #117 Glen Perkins [106/125] (auto), yeah a sticker auto and it’s crooked, nice one Topps; 2011 Topps Walmart Black #132 Brian Duensing; 2009 Upper Deck A Piece of History Stadium Scenes #SS-JM Joe Mauer (jersey)

Thanks again bro!

TRADE BAIT! (Dodgers Edition +)

After the jump are scans of Dodgers cards (and a few others) that I have for trade for comparable Twins cards currently in my wantlists — click on the “Continue reading” link below to see them.

If you have any specific questions about anything you see here, ask away.

Continue reading

The Kindness of Strangers

And really, who’s stranger than neighbor J, or K’s godfather Mark? Okay, that’s an old (and bad) joke.

Recently, J and family took a driving vacation eastward, and one of the stops included Cooperstown. Besides sending my cellphone a nice photo of Bert Blyleven’s new HOF plaque, he picked this up for me:

Commemorative Hall of Fame Weekend Program

Meanwhile, Mark’s family was up at the Twins Cities, and while there Mark saved the special Blyleven HOF edition STrib section for me:

Star Tribune sports section and Blyleven HOF special section

Mark also nabbed Morneau’s cup. Yeah, sorry, another bad joke.

Thanks guys!

Why One Jones Is Not Like Another Jones

Please tell me you’ve done this before. I was browsing and found a couple relic cards posted by previous trading partner Alan. For a couple Chipper Jones GU, he traded them to me along with a few other singles. A couple days after I mailed his cards, I realized I had mailed the two ANDRUW Jones GU from a separate trade that I am currently working on! After an apologetic email, Alan said he would gladly return the cards, and I threw in another Chipper GU with the previously agreed upon two. I hate it when that happens.

clockwise, from top left: 2007 Upper Deck SPx Winning Materials Bronze #WM-FL Francisco Liriano [160/199] (jersey); 2009 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Memorabilia Series #GCM-FL Francisco Liriano (jersey); 2005 Fleer Tradition Cooperstown Tribute #7 Harmon Killebrew [0060/1984]; 2003 Fleer Platinum #153 Torii Hunter

Thanks again for being understanding, Alan, and sorry for the hassle! Thanks for the cards.

It’s Happening!

First, the email:

RE: 167 2/3 Bill Campbell
From: Radio Network
Congratulations, you have won a pair of tickets to the Twins game on Monday, Spetember 26th! Please reply to all with your address and phone number.

Thanks, and again congratulations!

Looks like that July 15th correct email answer to the Twins radio trivia question paid off. Then, the subsequent letter:

Minnesota Twins Baseball Club
Dear Twins Fan:
Congratulations on being drawn as a winner of the US Bank Question of the Day contest. Enclosed are your tickets. Enjoy the game and thanks for listening to the Twins Radio Network.

Go Twins!

The two tickets are for the first row of the Home Run Porch out in left field – sweet! Gene & I are already beginning to work out our travel plans. Can’t wait!


And speaking of the Twins radio trivia question, I answered another one (#11 this season) this past weekend. Q: Cesar Tovar broke up four no-hitters during his career; who were the pitchers in those games? A: Dave McNally, Mike Cuellar, Barry Moore, and Dick Boseman

And The Golden Globe Goes To…

David’s won an Oscar and an Emmy for our previous two trades, and now he’s going for the gold…Topps Gold, that is. Last trade I discovered he had lots of early 2000’s Topps Gold singles on his website, and for a few relics and a slew of this year’s Allen & Ginter minis, here’s what I got in return:

clockwise, from top left: 6 – 2002 Topps Gold; 12 – 2004 Topps Gold; 2001 Fleer Ultra Gold Medallion #234G J.C. Romero/Matt LeCroy; 14 – 2003 Topps Gold; 2006 Topps Updates & Highlights All-Star Stitches #AS-JM Joe Mauer

I didn’t clean out all the Topps Gold from my wantlists that he had, so someday we’ll have to swing another trade. A little birdie has told me that he has a Big Event in his future, so if it means waiting for a while, well anything to stay out of the way. Thanks again, David, and good luck with the plans!


To continue a year-long theme, the trade packages always seem to arrive when I’m on business in Omaha. This time was no different, with three of them waiting on the kitchen island for me. Presented in no particular order:

1. Scottie has a trading page at SportsCardFun, and a post advertising some AU/GU for trade caught my eye. Some Braves relics and a Cardinals autograph card netted these:

clockwise, from top left: 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks & Prospects #BDPP80 Matt Bashore (auto); 2002 Upper Deck SPx #131 Kevin Frederick (auto); 2007 Upper Deck Goudey Materials #95 Torii Hunter (jersey); 2009 Upper Deck SPx Game Jersey #GJ-FL Francisco Liriano (jersey);

Yet another quality trade from a SportsCardFun trader — thanks Scottie.

2. Ron at NYBBNUTT’s Baseball Card Trading Page took a bite of my food Trade Bait post, expressing interest in the Kellogg’s Harrelson card, offering a Topps Gold Label insert and several Pacific cards from my wantlists:

clockwise, from top left: 1999 Pacific Omega #139 Brad Radke; 2000 Topps Gold Label End of the Rainbow #ER8 Ruben Salazar; 1998 Pacific Omega #144 Brad Radke; 1998 Pacific Invincible Diamond Gems #65 Molitor;

I knew from a previous trade that Ron collected Yanks and Mets, so hopefully I did okay on the return package. Thanks for initiating this one, Ron.

3. Everyone knows and loves the Daily Dimwit. Well, after I held up an Astros redemption card at him last winter, he returned the favor and tempted me with a Twins redemption card. I finally rousted up something to trade to him, and we threw a couple other cards in and got them out the door. Double D sent me these below, as well as a Gypsy Queen red back mini:

clockwise, from top left: 2005 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Signs of the Future #SOF-JJ Justin Jones (auto); 2002 Upper Deck Diamond Connection Diamond Collection #547 Eric Milton [133/775] (jersey); 2011 Topps Diamond Anniversary #339 Alexi Casilla; 2010 Topps Chrome #187 Luke Hughes (auto)

Glad your move to Alabama went okay, Dimwit; looking forward to our next trade!