Sunday, March 13, 2011

Trade with Rhubarb Runner

I've completed about a dozen trades with you bloggers in the past year, but wasn't able to post them due to my lack of a blogness. Luckily, Coot Veal came to me and asked if we wanted to get the band back together, and the rest is history. Well, recent history.

So here's my first trade post, featuring cards sent from Rhubarb Runner.
Rhubarb sent a slew of 2008 Documentary, a set I undestand as little as he understands the Bowman prospect sets, which also baffle me. Featured is a gold Cabrera from that set. Then a 2005 Bowman Heritage Verlander rookie. I've been wanting this one for a while, from one of the better looking Bowman Heritage sets. Next, some Pudge cards: a #ed to 400 2002 Diamond Kings with Pudge making his mean face, and then a 2006 Fleer Tradition card with Pudge wearing his best colors and in full gear. Finally, a 2011 Boesch. This is just a great looking card. The horizontals came out so nice in this set.

Rhubarb sent some nice Tigers vintage Topps : 1970 Northrup and 1971 Lolich. I dig Northrup, who comes from very close to my home town. The best MLB player to ever come out of Gratiot County, Michigan, maybe the only one. The Miguel Cabrera 2001 Royal Rookies is a nice addition to the Cabrera collection, as is the 2009 Topps Verlander gold parallel. The Verlander jersey card was the keystone of our trade. Many thanks to Rubarb for tracking down and sending my first Verlander relic. And then, what's this? A Pudge rookie I definitely did not have. 1991 Baseball Card Magazine is what the back of the card says. I couldn't find it listed on COMC. This card is a mystery to me. I had no idea it existed, but it is now my new favorite Pudge rookie. I love the vintage design of this card.

Thanks for the great trade, Rhubarb. Check out my want lists if you're interested in trading and having Coot Veal and the Vealtones play a request for you. We don't do Skynard, though, so don't even ask.


  1. Isn't that a sweet Pudge? Back in the early '90s, a few of the baseball card magazines had a page (or 2) of inserts, 9 to a page that you had to cut out carefully. I picked up any that had Twins in them, and the others have been laying around looking for a good home.

    btw, just got the Opening Day Boesch today, too.

  2. I love this card. I can't believe you cut it out, and you must have done so very carefully. I would've never known. I believe I sent you a 1990 Fleer Puckett that I cut out of the bottom of a box, and, at nine years old, I did not do a very good job.