I dropped by Coot Veal and the Vealtones for a trade bait post, and darned if it didn’t work — he sucked me in! I asked about a Kubel jersey card, and it expanded into several other cards as well (see some below). It included the last Heritage base card I needed from last year (I’m convinced it’s an SP), and gave me an excuse to shuffle some Tigers cards off to a better place.
clockwise, from top: 2006 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Update Sweet Beginnings #SW-JK Jason Kubel (jersey); 2003 Upper Deck SP Authentic #170 Brent Hoard [1752/2003]; 2012 Topps Target Red #501 Matt Capps; 2012 Topps Heritage #158 Pedro Florimon (w/ Lombardozzi, Dominguez, Mesoraco); 2004 Upper Deck R-Class #178 Joe Mauer
I’m loading up my own trade bait page as we speak (LCS owner got in a crapton of cards and I’ve been sorting several 5,000-count boxes for him and cherry picking cards to offer in trade) — let me know if there’s anything you’re looking for, and I’ll make sure to look for you.
Thanks, dude! And in honor of the Vealtone trade, a Level 42 track:
With a vacation coming up (more on this in a future post), I mailed off several packages to get them on their way, and a corresponding flurry of them arrived here as well.
Dhoff at Coot Veal and the Vealtones is one of the most patient traders out there, and I put his patience to the test, as we casually threw emails back and forth over the course of a couple months, finally pulling the trigger just recently. I got a fine collection of Twins (some pictured below), and several Tigers and Cabreras are on their way to him shortly.
clockwise, from top left: 2010 Topps Chrome Refractor #187 Luke Hughes (auto); 2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects #BCP158 David Bromberg (auto); 2002 Topps American Pie American Sluggers #AS-HK Harmon Killebrew; 2003 Bowman Draft Picks Prospect Premiums #PP-JM Justin Morneau (bat); 2009 Upper Deck A Piece of History Box Score Memories #BSM-JM Justin Mauer [074/149]; 2003 Topps Stadium Club #107 Joe Mauer
When I came up with a Miguel Cabrera dual jersey card (with Michael Young) the other day, I couldn’t help but think of Dustin from Coot Veal and the Vealtones, who I had just sent some Cabrera cards recently. Now, either that card (and a couple others thrown in) means a whole lot to Dustin, or he can get cool Twins cards for a reasonable price, because what he sent back was a nice bit o’ finery:
clockwise, from top left: 2008 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects blue border #BDPP95 Luke Hughes [277/399]; 2006 Topps 52 Chrome #TCRC28 Jason Kubel [0664/1952]; 2003 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites Chrome #146 Bert Blyleven [092/299]; 2007 Allen & Ginter mini (Ginter back) #61 Justin Morneau; 2010 Topps 206 mini (Piedmont back) #218 Joe Mauer; 2001 Topps Traded #T235 Justin Morneau
Thanks again, Dustin. I’m already starting a new pile for you…
Not long ago, Dustin from the new blog Coot Veal and the Vealtones hit me up with a trade request. Dustin had done his homework: he’d delved through my wantlists and had a nice mish-mash of Twins cards I needed, everything from a replacement ’70 league leaders card and a ’89 O-Pee-Chee stickerback to an auto card and some s#’d cards. And I’m still just as baffled by Bowman as before.
Dustin has had to be patient though, unfortunately; his cards arrived literally minutes before Mo and I left for a week to Ft. Myers and Spring Training (more on that in a later post), so I’m just getting around to mailing the return package.
clockwise, from top left: 1970 Topps AL Piching Leaders #70 Dave Boswell/Jim Perry (w/Denny McLain, Mike Cuellar, Dave McNally, Mel Stottlemyre); 2007 Topps 52 Certified Autograph #52S-JM Jason Miller; 2007 Upper Deck Goudey Heads Up #281 Harmon Killebrew; 2010 Bowman Blue Border #116 Kevin Slowey [203/520]
Also included were several Topps Total and UD Documentary (yeah!)…
clockwise, from top left: 2007 Topps Updates & Highlights Gold #UH231 Torii Hunter [0373/2007]; 2008 Upper Deck A Piece of History Cut from the Same Cloth Pewter #CSC-MA Joe Mauer (w/Russell Martin) [18/75]; 1989 O-Pee-Chee Stickerback #8 Gary Gaetti; 2010 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Blue Border #BDPP50 Logan Darnell [043/399]
Thanks again Dustin — your cards will be forthcoming!