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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Trade: Catching Up With Collecting

I've been holding onto this trade package for about a week and a half. Jared from Catching Up With Collecting sent so much great stuff that I needed to find the time to sort and scan.  Thankfully today was that day!

 I'm a documented lover of the Diamond Kings set. The older guys like Honus get around the licensing issue pretty easy.
Felix was a high draft pick by the Buccos (2nd round in 2006), but the control never came around. He didn't make it out of A ball.
 Pretty pumped to see this card. Taillon should debut at some point this year. He was drafted 2nd overall in 2010 right after Bryce Harper and before Manny Machado. Health has been an issue the last two years, but he is still young and very much part of the future for the Bucs.
 Cole Train rookie!
 A trifecta of awesomeness.

 These counterpart cards are pretty cool and sometimes comical. Caminiti was a much better player than Randa, but at least Randa had a long career. The comical one was the Jermaine Allensworth and Bernie Williams.  I don't think I would consider them a "counterpart."
 A very young Jason Kendall looking to get the out call at the plate.
 These older press proofs were pretty cool.  Digging this Cordova!
 WATCH OUT!
 Rabbit will haunt your dreams.
 I think everyone loves Ted Williams cards.  Also, the Collect-A-Books remind me of my childhood.
 Some update Buccos that had short stays to go along with a gold Vance Worley.
 early 80's Buccos.
 Jared sent an array of stickers.
 A mustard oddball of Scott Erickson and John Smiley.
 A mini and regular issue of the owner of the greatest game ever pitched.
 I've been on a Pacific kick lately. Nice to get some in a trade!
I'm a huge of all the Finest sets except for the 2015 version. That one didn't do much for me. 

 I've been trying to go back and add some of the variants from Gold Label. They are getting tough to find.
 I'm sure Dime Box Nick has talked about this Turner Ward. What a great card.
Finish up strong with the consensus best set of 2015, Topps Stadium Club. The Van Slyke was one of my favorites.

Thanks for all the great cards Jared. Sorry for the delay in getting them posted. You sent so many great cards that I wanted to be able to scan a majority of them.  I'll be hitting you back soon!

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18 comments:

  1. Rabbit! Love that year of Finest, this year's was pretty meh

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    1. The design wasn't as sharp as 2014 and the price point for all the recent sets was high.

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  2. Ouch! with that nickname of Rabbit.

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    1. Not to mention he looks scary as hell too....

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    2. With those ears, Maranville looks like a Ferengi from Star Trek.

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  3. hmmmmm, mustard. Great 90s cardboard. It only took 20 plus years, but I'm starting to love some of these.

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    1. It was just a fun era of card companies trying to outdo one another with crazy ass designs. Some of the parallels and inserts have really taken off in price.

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  4. What a great package! That Taillon is really nice. Never seen that Sportflics set either!

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    1. I'm always preaching how cool of a set Diamond Kings is.

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  5. Topps Finest, complete with peel-able coating.

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  6. Brother, I am still in the red when it comes to trading with you. Glad you liked the cards.

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    1. It was quite the assortment. I had a blast looking through them. Thanks again!

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  7. Mike Easler was the MAN!! I loved the "Hit Man" when he played for my Red Sox. I di dnot even know the Red Sox had him prior to trading John Tudor for him. They purchased him from the Bucs in October of 78 only to trade him back for two mooks and some pocket change early in 1979. Too bad he started to hit his stride in his late 20s early 30s. Still was a solid player.

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    1. He was awesome for the Pirates. His 1980 season was outstanding.

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  8. Jared just hit me up with a package also... Looks like you filled lots of needs

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