Monthly Archives: March 2013

Preseason Trade Blitz

Once again it was time to trade Braves & Phillies with BobFranklin since it was round two of the contest at Sports Card Freaks. Unlike last time, though, I couldn’t help him advance to the next round. Still, it was a great trade:

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clockwise, from top left: 2008 Upper Deck Timeline #TM-MO Justin Morneau (jersey); 2007 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Sweet Swatch Memorabilia #SW-HU Torii Hunter (jersey); 2007 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Future Games Prospect Patches #BDPP104 Matt Tolbert [49/99] (jersey); 2005 Upper Deck Reflections Cut from the Same Cloth Dual Red #CC-MK Harmon Killebrew / Justin Morneau [28/99] (dual jersey); 2007 Upper Deck Artifacts Apparel #MLB-FL Francisco Liriano [082/199] (jersey)

We gave it a good try, Bob; thanks again for the trade!

In addition, I raided the trade bait page at Nachos Grande and flipped some Reds cards to Chris for these (and other) Twins cards:

clockwise, from top left: 2012 Allen & Ginter N43 Boxtopper #N43-8 Joe Mauer; 2011 Topps Gypsy Queen Mini Gypsy Queen Back #153 Delmon Young; 2012 Allen & Ginter Mini Black Bordered #297 Justin Morneau; 2012 Allen & Ginter Mini Black Bordered #138 Josh Willingham; 2011 Topps Lineage Diamond Parallel #20 Justin Morneau; 2011 Topps Lineage Venezuela #TV17 Joe Mauer; 2000 Skybox Metal #96 Brad Radke

Thanks, Chris!

Traded for a few other Twins cards as well, including my first Gaetti AU. Don’t forget to check out my Trade Bait page!



I recently opted in on the DocHoloday (pre-)Spring cleaning effort, and in exchange for some Nomar and UD Doc Sox, I got a pile of Twins cards, including these:

clockwise, from top left: 2012 Bowman Prospects Chrome Refractor Xfractor #BCP134 Daniel Santana; 2012 Topps Chrome Orange Refractor #158 Joe Benson; 2012 Panini Triple Play #50 Joe Mauer; 2013 Topps #216 Josh Willingham; 2008 Upper Deck Heroes of Baseball Black #102 Delmon Young; 2012 Panini Cooperstown #139 Harmon Killebrew

Thanks for the trade, Matt!

In addition, in other trades and eBay activity I picked up a sweet Mauer GU card, my first Trevor Plouffe AU, and a few others shown here:

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clockwise, from top left: 2002 Upper Deck Prospect Premieres Future Gems #67 Joe Mauer (jersey); 2004 Bowman Sterling #BS-TP Trevor Plouffe (auto/jersey); 2006 Topps Co-Signers #104 Francisco Liriano (auto); 2004 Playoff Prestige Xtra Bases Green #107 Jason Kubel [081/100] (auto); 2005 Donruss Zenith Z-Jerseygraph #ZB-22 Shannon Stewart [002/100] (jersey/auto); 2005 Donruss Zenith Z-Jersey #ZB-22 Shannon Stewart (jersey); 2007 Bowman Sterling #BS-JS Johan Santana (jersey); 2007 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Signatures Red Stitch Blue Ink #SS-JK Jason Kubel [233/299] (auto)