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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Whale Hunting via Wes via Peter

So it begins.... For months Wes has been tormenting me on Twitter that he was going to devote all of 2018 destroying my poor mail carriers back. Little did I know that he also used this time to create cardboard alliances.  Peter from Baseball Every Night decided to join the dark side.

For the last couple of years I've kept a white whale list.  These are all cards I've tried to win on eBay, but have failed to secure on numerous occasions. This current list of 10 has been extra difficult, at least until Peter joined in the hunt. 

 I love this card.  More Pirate cards should have angry logos lurking over the players shoulders.  The silver spectrum parallels from 2006 UD are /99 and kind of a pain in the ass to find at reasonable prices because shipping costs dwarf actual card costs.  Thanks to Peter the hunt is over!
 Not an easy card to scan. As many of you know I love collecting Jason Bay cards.  No player is more represented in my collection that the former Bucco outfielder.  The main holes in my Bay collection are hard to find auto parallels.  I'm not sure where Peter found this 2006 UD Epic Endorsements auto, but I'm happy he did.  Always super exciting to add a new Bay card.
 This card has kind of pissed me off over the course of a year.  Bowman Chrome autos are always on auction on eBay, but yet I could not secure this one.  It was getting comical how many times I got sniped at the last second.  Peter to the rescue!  I'm a sucker for Will Craig cards since he played in Morgantown for the WV Black Bears.

Holy cow Peter, thanks so much for sending me these.  I'm sorry you are now associated with Wes, but I'm willing to let it slide.  Now I plot my revenge.....

The Wes portion of the trade will be posted soon.  In typical Wes fashion it was eclectic and hit based.  Don't think for a second I've been just sitting around not preparing for you....

20 comments:

  1. But... am I done? Perhaps so. Perhaps not. I'm am so completely totally unequivocally stoked that these were actually the right cards from your Whale List. I really can't say just how much this pleases me!

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    1. You nailed it my friend. I'm sorry you sold your soul to the devil but in my eyes it was worth it. You get eternal damnation and I get obscure parallels of Ian Snell.

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  2. Its the little pleasures in life that give the greatest joy

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  3. Jason Bay is always nice to get.. I finally have a few of him now.. Being Canadian he fits right in my collections as well..

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    1. Jason Bay is the greatest Canadian ever. That is a fact....no need to look it up.

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  4. I'd been keeping an eye on some Craigs for you for a while now. Of course the JBF contingent gets to it first. Nice package.

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    1. Ha....well I'll take any Pro Debut copies of Will Craig that you have. I've been going after all the parallels since he is in the Black Bears uniform.

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  5. all this warmongering -I find it troubling, don't you?

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  6. I think we should make 2018 the year to beat the shit out of Matt's mailbox.

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    1. I just imagine Jeff coming to my house and actually beating the shit out of my mailbox.

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  7. Looks like your going to have a wonderful year knocking cards off of your white whale list.

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  8. Wow... nice blows from the JBF Camp. I didn't realize Wes had Peter in the fold.
    On a different note, my favorite card element is a large team logo in the background. The Ian Snell card is a great example of this. Great looking card!

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    1. Some of those UD sets are very underrated. Collecting cards like that Snell would be a fun subcollection.

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  9. Upper Deck parallels are the bane of my existence. For relatively high numbered parallels, they seem to be annoyingly rare.

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    1. No doubt! Certain guys will always sell high, but in a perfect world you would not like to spend between $5-10 for an Ian Snell card.

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