Friday, February 26, 2010
All work and no play makes night owl as dull as 2010 Topps Heritage
This weekend may be the busiest two days of the entire work year, and the next three weekends won't be any picnic either.
That means I don't have time for anything clever or thought-provoking today. All I can offer is a simple trade post.
I know. That's dull. But I've had to stare at 2010 Topps Heritage posts all week. So now it's my turn to dish out a bit of boring.
Fortunately, it hasn't been boring on the trade front at all. A couple weeks ago, transactions had trickled down to nothing. Then, in an instant, I'm scrambling to keep up. I'm starting to lose track of who needs cards from me. On Sunday, I hope to narrow that down.
Also, this weekend, I hope to put up a poll on what I should call the 2010 Topps design. I liked the suggestions in the last post and it's time to settle on a name. 2010 Upper Deck may take some more time.
Meanwhile, I've got a lot of transactions to show. I'll keep them to a few cards per trader to accommodate the ADD types.
2008 Allen & Ginter Card-scape. He pulled it. He thought of me. He dropped it in the mail. It's the classic American Card Collector Saga.
The patch cards are weird. Have I said that before? Yes I have. I am so not down with collecting something that was embroidered. However, it's Johnny Podres, and the World Series in which the Dodgers swept the Yankees. So, yeah, I'll take it.
This card came from Spiff of Texas Rangers Cards. He also sent a bunch of Orel Hershisers. I chose to feature this 1989 Score card.
Any card blogger who is uncomfortable about his or her writing ability should look at that sentence when they need a pick-me-up. Nothing you write is that bad.
Mike Pelfrey's Collectibles sent the Heritage High Number Garland card. Every time I write Pelfrey's name I want to put a "ph" in the middle of it. I actually have to stop and think before I type the name. Every time.
I'm still looking for the Sherrill and Wolf Heritage High Number cards. The more I look at 2009 Heritage, especially now that 2010 Heritage is out, the more I start to think I want to collect it. Then I think of all the short-prints and the urge goes away. But '09 Heritage has character. I like it.
Baseball Card Recollections sent out a few cards that I claimed on his blog. Some were of the Fleer Ultra variety like this one.
Kerry of Cards on Cards thought to find some '88 Score needs as well.
I am now just six cards away from completing '88 Score. When I finish that fantastic rainbow of colors set, it will mean I've completed two of the most colorful sets of all-time, 1975 Topps being the other one. If/when I complete the 1972 Topps set, I will have completed the Rainbow Trifecta.
The Bonds-Williams-Clark card instantly makes me like the set less. It sends shivers down my spine. I'm trying to find something good to say about them. Still coming up with nothing.
That's all I've got right now. If you sent cards to me and you don't see them here it likely means you're special and you get your own post.
Yes, I think the people who traded me cards that I featured on this post are special, too.
God, you're so needy.