When I first ran across Panini's Cooperstown cards at my local Walmart I liked what I saw. More specifically the inserts. I saw a few cards on Mark's Ephemera blog that stood out, specifically a wooden insert called Induction Year. I shot off an e-mail and a little later I got an envelope from Mark with these inside.
Mark also included a Cooperstown High Praise insert of Brooks Robinson and a nifty Griffey Jr. card from what I believe was a Upper Deck NASCAR set. Now I just need to find something off of Mark's want list to send him in return for these awesome cards.
After I shared my two packs of Topps Silver Slate redemption cards I was hoping to get them into the hands of other collectors while grabbing some Braves cards. Reader Brian Jarvis e-mailed me and proposed a one for one trade and just happened to have a Heath Bell.
While I may be actively collecting other players more than I am Heath Bell, I was happy to make the one for one swap.
Cynicalbuddha of the Collector's Crack has been a great trader for many many years. Sometime ago I received a large bubble mailer full of various cards that fit my collecting habits. Here are just a few:
|He went out to San Francisco and literally disappeared|
|Nobody stands on the sidelines in street clothes holding a clipboard better than Jimmy!|
|The year on the back says 2010, but the back is a reproduction as well so I'm guessing it's one of those Cards Your Mom Threw Out Original Backs.|
|Have I told everyone how much I love 3D cards?!|
|I love me some wrasslin' cards!|
Last, but certainly not least is a trade I completed with the internet famous dayf of Cardboard Junkie. I was lucky enough to receive a 1/1 genuine Pony card! I actually opened this card in the car w/ my family and my 3 year old daughter Olivia saw the card from her seat. She smiled really big and asked if I would show her the card.
If that wasn't cool enough, he also sent me a nice little stack of Chippas! Man it's weird not seeing him patrolling 3rd base this season.