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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Off the Wall!

It is fun breaking the ice with a new trade partner. So many great people in the blogging world so little time to trade with all of them. A few weeks back Shane Katz from Off The Wall  sent me a message about a possible trade.  If I recall Mark Hoyle sent him my way (thanks Mark!). I told Shane that I would break the ice as I always have to replenish Red Sox cards and it would take a little time to get some useful cards.  

About a week after I sent Shane the package he sent me quite the Pirates bomb in return.  It was 3 team bags full of Black and Gold goodness. 

 I feel like if this was a Red Sox card it would be the perfect wallpaper for Shane's blog. It seems like every trade package I receive a trade package I get a cool UD card.  Man, I really miss them.....
 Jerry May intimidating runners with his cannon arm.

The pioneering "closer" of baseball.
 So many minis! I didn't have many of the Goodwin versions so I was happy to see those.
 Fleer Tradition was a favorite of mine back when K'mart was a thing in my area.  They always had tons of it on sale.
 I feel bad for Sean Rodriguez.  That car crash he was in was scary. I know he is out for the whole season, but it could have been so much worse for he and his family.

 Dreaded Cutch!!!!
 I'm always a sucker for a good manager card. Clint Hurdle should start smoking in the dugout like Jim Leyland.
 Does this Beimel count as an autograph card? I say yes! These were three of my favorite cards in the bunch Shane sent.
 Keith Osik doing his best Jason Kendall impersonation with a great catching card.

 I always spend time discussing Pacific on my blog.  I was collecting on a pretty tight budget in the late 90's so Pacific was always a go to pack bust. Kind of cool to see some of those sets doing well on the secondary market now. The Prizm Guillen is really cool.

 Three super cool Ultra cards. I like Kevin Young going all Pete Rose into third.

 Mike Spanky Lavalliere looks like a guy that would be pretty fun to have a beer with.


 The vintage portion of the program is pretty epic. Thanks a ton Shane for sending all these my way.

 John Candelaria set the stage for Bob Walk's flowing hair and mustache.

 Put Bonds in the Hall of Fame please....

 The Ginter Clemente is great but I love some diecut.

 Now Shane is really trying to get my attention.  Ten time sexiest man of the year Bob Walk.

 Wakefield didn't get a ton of Pirate releases so I'm happy to receive them when I can. If only Wakefield would have came in against the Braves instead of Stan Belinda.


Thanks so much for all the great cards Shane. It was a blast going through all of them.  I think you might receive beer from me before our next trade of cardboard!

Thanks for reading.

20 comments:

  1. Great stuff. Shane is a very good trader!

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  2. A 3D Bob Walk The Plank card? What a world.

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    1. And people say our country is going in the toilet.

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  3. Glad you liked the package Matt!!! Got another stack building for you down the line!

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    1. Thanks Shane! I'll be on the lookout for you well.

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  4. Thank you Steve for the kind words as well!

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  5. Wakefield was a Pirate????

    http://news.povray.org/povray.binaries.images/attachment/%3C42669d12@news.povray.org%3E/themoreyouknow.jpg

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  6. The wall of cards at that Kmart was always pretty impressive. I couldn't walk out empty-handed.

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    1. Oh yeah! When I got my drivers license that is one of the first places I went.

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  7. Wow. Nice haul! The Bob Walk 3D card is nice.

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    1. Come on now....all Bob Walk cards are nice :)

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  8. Great cards, loving the vintage. But best of all was the Braves reference, hehe.

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  9. Ten time sexiest man of the year.. very impressive

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