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Friday, December 18, 2015

Spastik Headliners

It took way too long for Mr. SpastikMooss of The Great Sports Name Hall of Fame and I to trade. I'm a frequent reader of his blog because he is a Jarrett Brown collector who happens to be a WVU alum like myself. Also, who doesn't like reading about cool names like Razor Shines and Pete LaCock.

A couple weeks back SpastikMooss posted some trade bait that included a parallel of Pat White from Sage Hit that I didn't have. I'm also a sucker for 90's Finest cards so I asked for a Finest card of former Pens winger Markus Nasland.
They call these parallels "Make Ready."  Basically they are a black and white copy of the base card. Also, I'm a sucker for anything that features the WVU uniform.


Finest cards are awesome. I think pretty much everyone would agree. I even like the new version of the set, but the price point is pretty steep. If they would lower the cost to Stadium Club levels I think the bloggers would really hit it hard. 

I was warned that their would be a surprise in the package as well and that it wasn't cards.....

Headliners!

I was an avid sports figure collector growing up. Starting Lineups were my main cup of tea. I have hundreds in storage containers at my parents house. Every so often I would branch out to bobble heads and these Headliner figures. I think my favorite in the pic was Jagr, because it shows his glorious mullet. The Headliner figures were underrated in my opinion. The detail was very nice considering the small size. 

What a cool surprise! Thanks so much for the trade. I'll hit you back very soon.

Thanks for reading.

9 comments:

  1. Glad you liked them! We got obsessed with Headliners as kids (and my Dad is a collector too) so I have tons of them. But I never really watched too much hockey, AND I'm a Bruins fan, so the Penguins had to go somewhere. I'm glad they could go to someone who will appreciate them!

    Also, I'm not an wvu alum lol. I spent my undergrad at a D3 school and then grad school was Indiana Bloomington. My Jarrett Brown love is solely Cleveland Browns related. Which means we can definitely be good trade partners since my dislikes are your likes!

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    1. Ha! Well I guess you are right about not liking teams I collect. We should have a nice long trade relationship.

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  2. I want to pick up the Canseco Headliner at some point.The removable hats was a pretty cool gimmick.

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    1. I have one of those if you wanna trade! lol

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  3. Two of my favorite traders trading with each other? Yo dawg, I heard you like tradin'...

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  4. I worked in a discount toy store in the early 90's and we got cases of Starting Lineups. The first case we got had the 1988 Nolan Ryan and Kevin Bass. It was later that I learned they were selling for about $250 dollars and the store was selling them for $2.50. They were all gone before the day was over.

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    1. I had a friend who worked at Walmart that would save me a few Starting Lineups. Rarely would the sought after ones hit the shelves.

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