Thursday, May 29, 2014

Trade Bait by Team: Dodgers

Today, let's talk about dem bums. Behold, the Dodgers bait!

The Drysdale has a bunch of little creases around the CUTS letters, but still a neat card. And I have so many Nomos they're flipping upside down.

A few more GUs and some autos. That boring SP auto is a very unboring Ron Cey auto. That's Jerry Sands and Jon Link and Willy Aybar on the bottom row. 

Let me know if you're interested.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Trade Bait by Team: Athletics and Padres

Brief break over the holiday weekend, but time to get this going again. I've been glad to hear from so many of you, and I'm working on responding to trade offers. I'm excited about all of them.

Today, we're taking it to the west coast with the Athletics:

And the Padres:

Game used and a little ink:

As always, let me know if you're interested.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Trade Bait by Team: Red Sox

 Now for some Sox I'd love to move.

A bunch of Brock autos. He's been making the most of his brief call-ups. Sometimes I think I may be a bit of a closet Sox fans. Don't tell. But for the right cards, I'd move these.

The rest, let's get 'em moving.

Oops, Pedro flipped.
The Boggs Gallery is probably not up for grabs, but everything else!

Let me know if your Sox are feeling Red.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Trade Bait by Team: Cardinals, Astros, and Blue Jays

Onward with the Cardinals:

And the Astros:

The Bagwell is numbered less than 50, I think.

And finally the Blue Jays:

Let me know if you're interested.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Trade Bait by Team: Diamondbacks and White Sox

Today's team bait is a two-for. 

First up, the Diamondbacks:

Not an amazing showing for this team, but some solid autos at least.

And my White Sox offerings. 

Let me know if you see anything you want.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Trade Bait by Team: Yankees

Yesterday, I rolled out the Orioles. Today, onto some pinstripes.

Couple autos, couple GUs, a manu-thingy.

Let me know if you see anything you like.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Trade Bait by Team: Orioles

I'd like to get back into trading this summer, now that I have some time, and because I'm moving and would like to lighten the load of cardboard I'll be trucking across state borders. That's right, I'm abandoning my lovely little mitten for warmer climates. More about that later.

For now, I'm going to start posting trade bait by teams. I've scanned a bunch of "hits" by team, and I'll post them in the next couple of weeks. For some teams, I have a ton. Others, very little, thanks to healthy trading relationships. 

On with the show, how about Orioles, which I have a lot of.

How did I end up with so many Murrays?

And one more. It's a doozy. 

Literally, this Palmer patch is giant. I put in that chunky-yet-regular-sized Brooks card for comparison. 

Interested in any of these, let me know. My player collections and other want lists are above. 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Plus One Vealtone, Minus One Nap

It's been 72 days, 12 hours, 33 minutes, and 44 seconds since Napkin Doon gallantly galloped off into the blogging sunset. 

While I was mostly on blogging sabbatical, the gone-but-not-forgotten Napkin Doon and I got a trade going. I hope it won't be our last one, even if his blogging days are over. I still really wish it wasn't entirely true.

Anyway, I'm back, and Nap is gone, and I also wish it was the other way around. But, oh well. He's a busy guy. I have a busy scanner.

Thus, the results of our glorious trade:

I always love Kalines, and the weird-looking under-sized one is from a Milton Bradley game in 1969. Nap bought it special for me at one of Cleve's auctions. Remember those? Ah, the good ol' days.

Of course, what's amazing here is the 1957 Kaline in beautiful condition. Nap generously dipped into his sampler album for me, and I'm thrilled to own this card. Remember the sampler album? Damn, all those series Nap had just make me feel like an inadequate aimless blogger. Nap, we need you!

And he sent these:


He also sent me a pack of 1990 Topps, which I let my one-year-old daughter open (after checking for no-name Frank Thomas, of course!). She loved it, and still has some creepy mustachioed guys in her toy boxes. 

Any time you want to come back, Nap, I'll be reading. Or, hell, come guest write on my blog. 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Pudge Glove or How I Revived the Blog

I haven't posted in--oh my go-arsh--five months. I've been crazy busy, as we all are. So that's no excuse. I'm never less busy, really.

And I'm just not sure how to get back into this thing, how to re-enter my beloved baseball card blogging world. I've missed you guys, missed sharing cards and comments and all that business.

So I'll just post a sweet pick-up.

I'd been admiring this card for a long time, probably about half a year, and I finally pulled the trigger to get a batting glove. You have to be careful with these type of GUs, and this one is really perfect with the cuts and colors.

So, the moral here: when the time feels right, just pull the trigger. Get the card you've been longing for. Jump back into the blogosphere unceremoniously. 

Hi there.