Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Please Mr. Postman (A trade post) -- Two of a kind
Two more trades in the books.
The first comes from Kirk over at "CaptKirk42's Trading Card Blog".
I was the victim of a "Vlad-ing", as Kirk sent me a healthy stack of Vladimir Guerrero cards with the above note attached.
I own more cards of Vlad than any other player I collect, with over 500 cards of his. Kirk's package just added to the "Vlad Madness".
Most of the Vlads were from the late '90s and early 2000's, the era in which I first started to collect.
I'm not exactly sure how Upper Deck got away with their Vintage sets. I like them, but that's only because they're direct ripoffs of 1970's Topps sets. (Look at this. And this. And this.)
The Vlad is an insert from one of the UD Vintage sets. I'm not sure why, but I like the all-red backdrop. It suits Vlad well.
Here's a couple "futuristic" Vlads that Kirk sent.
The Stadium Club card was easily my favorite from the package.
This is one of the most interesting cards I've ever seen.
It didn't come up too well on the scan, but there's a few "freeze-frame" shots of Vlad on the right side of the card.
I can't decide whether I love it or hate it.
The second package comes from one of the best in the blogosphere, William over at "Foul Bunt".
William's been nothing but gracious to me. He sent me a few cards of local hero Tom Gorzelanny a few weeks ago that I somehow never previously posted.
The cards I received from William yesterday can only be characterized by one word.
If you know anything about my collecting ways, it's that I love looking through random cards. William certainly succeeded in that department, sending along a Sportflics Phil Niekro and a kind-of-creepy card of the Nationals' mascot, "Screech".
But one of the cards William sent was actually a card I've wanted for a while.
I can't even begin to put into words how great this card is. All I can say is definitely expect to see it again in a future "Cardboard Masterpieces" post. (Or even a "Gems of Junk Wax" post.)
Much thanks go out to fellow bloggers Kirk for the "Vlad-ing" and to William for the great randomness, especially the Boggs!