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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

The Smell of Cardboard

Tim from "I Love the Smell of Cardboard in the Morning" is a busy man these days as right before Christmas he brought home his third daughter. More power to you my friend. My little girl has been a handful so having three is hard for me to fathom. You are way outnumbered in your house. I should send you beer....

Right around this same time his daughter was born Tim sent me an awesome PWE.

A Victoria's Secret parallel of Gregory Polanco.  I don't hide the fact that I love adding cards of the Pirate right fielder so getting them for free via trade makes me very happy.
 I hadn't seen this card before.  Guess I didn't pay enough attention to Chrome. Pretty sharp looking card that honors Polanco's hit streak to open his career.
 I really should gather up my Walk's in one place.  I probably have a master collection. This card here is the best card in the history of cards.  Move over Honus Wagner.
 In reality this was probably my favorite card of the bunch. I have received so many great Ramirez cards in trades this past month. This Bowman's Best parallel is numbered to 200! Great card.
 Even non licensed Cutch cards look cool. I miss the dreads.
 The Van Slyke is cool for a lot of reason. You have a Tim Wallach cameo, Pete Rose slide and Gene Lamont giving the "get down and slide sign".
JR House is actually from West Virginia.  My high school played House's team for the state championship when I was in 9th grade. I think he broke just about every quarterback record that game. The crazy thing was that he was better at baseball. He would go on to be a pretty big prospect for the Pirates, but never got any traction at the MLB level.  He had a cup of coffee in 5 different seasons, but never got more than 40 at bats.

Thanks for the great cards Tim. Hope things are settling down at your house. By the way everyone should trade with Tim.  He actually collects a good bit of Rays players!!!!  His primary collection is Yanks, but he has a nice variety of players on his want list.

Thanks for reading.


8 comments:

  1. Thanks for the endorsement, Matt! Glad the PWE reached you safe and sound and that there were some keepers in there for you. Looking forward to our next swap.

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    1. Oh yeah....I need to find some more cards that fit into your collection.

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  2. The Van Slyke is one of the all-time greats in Stadium Club's annals.

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  3. That Aramis Card is awesome, love the giant "P". Early wave card

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    1. That was one of the last trippy sets. Card companies turned all their focus to relics/autos right around that time.

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  4. Tim is awesome! I love the Van Slyke - lots of action!

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    1. Hopefully Tim is surviving the third kid!

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