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Familiar Trader, Unfamiliar Address

I’ve made plenty of trades in the past with AdamE from Thoughts and Sox — matter of fact, he’s the only one of the blogger community that I’ve traded with in person, being the only Show Me State blogger that I know knew of. A while back I’d sent him several 2008 UD Documentary cards that he needed, with no hurry for a return. Well, I just got my first package from him from his new locale in the Phoenix area (I’d inquired about a Finest refractor). He also had some nice Bowman Heritage Rainbow, Topps Heritage, and a couple other niceties.


clockwise, from top left: 1990 Swell Baseball Greats #49 Harmon Killebrew; 2003 Topps Heritage #14 Justin Morneau; 2002 Donruss Playoff Absolute Memorabilia #80 Torii Hunter; 2003 Bowman Heritage Rainbow #14 Michael Cuddyer

Thanks, dude! As it turns out, the LCS near me bought three more boxes of UD Doc recently, so I’ve sent you some more BoSox. Plus, the LCS ordered TEN MORE BOXES, so anyone out there that doesn’t have a want list put together yet, get on it and let me know what you need — I’d love to trade.

Thoughts on Thoughts and Sox

Fellow Show Me state collector AdamE from over at Thoughts on Sox dropped me a line a week ago letting me know he planned on attending a local StL card show, and he had a box of Twins that he want to hand me and expunge from his collection.  Even though I was heading to Omaha on a business trip that evening, the show was only 15 minutes away, and heck, I wouldn’t mind purging Red Sox paraphernalia from my own collection, so a meeting and a trade was on.

I hadn’t been to a card show in ages, so I printed up my Topps 1960s and 1970s wantlist, brought along a 1971 Topps Thurman Munson as possible trade, and after a few cellphone calls to track down Adam, headed on over.

clockwise, from top left: 2008 Donruss Threads Century Stars #CS-2 Harmon Killebrew; 2005 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites #92 Harmon Killebrew – cool 1970 reprint; 2005 Upper Deck Past Time Pennants #72 Rod Carew; 2005 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites #105 Rod Carew

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Thoughts and Sox

Just completed a trade with AdamE over at Thoughts and Sox; well, not so much a trade as an exchange. As can happen over the ‘net with many of the great virtual neighborhood of collectors, testing the waters for a possible trade didn’t work out as planned, but still came out great.

Although AdamE is a fellow “Show Me” stater, he also is a fan of an out-of-state team — in his case, the Boston Red Sox. Among his wantlist were some ’71 and ’74 cards I still had from my youth, so I dropped AdamE a line.  In his prompt reply, he stated that he didn’t have many Twins at the moment, but asked for my address so he could send them my way anyway.  Dude!  Wanting to return the favor, I dropped Sparky Lyle’s 1971 hi# smiling face into a Christmas card and sent it off in return.  And when AdamE’s cards arrived, there were some fun ones among them.


clockwise, from top left: 2009 Upper Deck O-Pee-Chee (Target black border) #458 Joe Nathan; 2009 Upper Deck O-Pee-Chee #554 “Moments”; 1998 Bowman David Ortiz in his best “holding the runner on-OMG don’t throw it to me!” pose; 2008 Topps Update Gold #UH290 [756/2008] Carlos Gomez

My thanks to AdamE for the cards. Feel free to drop him a line if you have something he might want.  And AdamE, I still have more where that ’71 came from, so let me know if you stumble across any other Twins in the future!

A note on the Joe Mauer “Moments” card pictured above: This is the game in question, an interleague game at Arizona, and as you can see, Joe went hitless.  The back of the card praises Joe as he “…helped the Twins keep a big inning going…as they scored five times in the fifth to take the lead.”  With two outs in that inning, Joe reached on a GB error.  L-A-M-E, Upper Deck.  Still, in their defense, they didn’t say “Great Moments” or anything.