Ryan H. has been hiding out some Twins trade bait over at “O” No!!! Another Orioles Blog, it appears. To paraphrase Dr. Strangelove: “Of course, the whole point of
a Doomsday Machine Twins trade bait is lost if you keep it a secret! Why didn’t you tell the world, EH?”
Why, indeed? Well, a little snooping at his blog and the gig was up. Ryan put together a nice package (see some below) and I was able to counter by putting a few Orioles cards in a better place.
clockwise, from top left; 2003 Bowman Futures Game #FG-MR Mike Restovich (jersey); 2009 Upper Deck Icons Future Foundations #FF-JM Joe Mauer (jersey); 2010 Bowman Chrome Prospects Purple Refractor #BCP76 James Beresford [344/999]; 2010 Bowman Topps 100 #TP94 Ben Revere; 2010 Bowman Draft Picks Blue Border #BDP92 Alex Burnett [119/399]; 3022 Bowman Chrome Futures Die Cut Refractor #18 Miguel Sano
Thanks! And advertise that trade bait a little better, dude. 😉
Ryan from “O” No!!! Another Orioles Blog sent me an email to bounce a trade off me, which I was more than happy to entertain. While I was piecing together some of the cards on his wantlists, his package arrived here with a slew of Twins. The lion’s share were Bowman singles from several years (I’ve said it before: I don’t entirely get Bowman), as well as various other brands. Time to hit my LCS for some more wantlist items, it appears.
clockwise, from top left: 1997 Bowman Best Preview Atomic Refractor #BBP-13 Todd Walker; 2011 Topps Heritage Black Border #C74 Joe Mauer; 2009 Bowman Orange #125 Carlos Gomez [016/250]; 2000 Bowman Chrome Retro/Future #131 Corey Koskie; 2006 Upper Deck #279 Lew Ford; 1999 Fleer Sports Illustrated #25 Paul Molitor
Interestingly, I received the non-Atomic Refractorized Todd Walker preview card just last week. Did you leave this card in your window for a few years, Ryan? Todd looks a little washed out. Thankfully I had this waldo on site so as to avoid the radiation.
Thanks, Ryan — your return package is being built even as we speak.
William at foul bunt and I have had a mini-trade in the works for quite some time, but he continually used lame excuses like “moving” 😉 to delay actually pulling the trigger. I think what was really happening was remorse over handing over this jersey card of F-Bomb:
2011 Topps Heritage Clubhouse Collection #CCR-FL Francisco Liriano (jersey)
And a second package that arrived here was from my third trade to a trader from SportsCardFun.com. Red Sox Prospector had several Twins cards, and for the cards I sent him he sent in return several Bowman cards, some Topps Finest, and some Topps Gold, among others.
clockwise, from top left: 2003 Donruss Timeless Treasures #50 Kirby Puckett [295/900]; 2007 Bowman Sterling Prospect #BSP-EL Erik Lis (auto); 2007 Bowman Sterling #BS-GP Glen Perkins (auto); 2008 Bowman Chrome Prospects Xfractor #BCP145 Deibinson Romero [112/250]
While checking out dgreen1899’s trade bait page at Drinking The Orange Kool-Aid, I spotted three Twins auto cards for trade. After a few emails back and forth, some ’71 Phillies, a Topps Silk card, and a slew of Gypsy Queen Orioles and Phillies were on their way in exchange for the auto cards, a Bazooka Red Chunk, and several “mystery cards”. Well, dgreen1899 did good; there was a really nice variety of Donruss, Fleer, and Topps cards, including several Justin Morneau Generation Now singles.
clockwise, from top left: 2006 Co-Signers Solo Sigs #SS-CB Boof Bonser (auto); 2006 Signs of the Future #SOF-HS Henry Sanchez (auto); 2008 Topps Gold #574 Scott Baker [1676/2008]; 2004 Donruss Elite #180 Jason Bartlett [0466/1000] (auto)