Saturday, January 26, 2008

Trading With Cardboard Junkie

Where do I even begin with this trade. Even though the initial trade was agreed upon last month, it feels like last year. Wait, technically it was last year. It's only been a month though, give or take a few days. I was a little more organized than dayf was last month. Not by that much, but a little goes a long way I guess.

As minutes turned into hours and then, in turn, turned into days, the baseball blogging community started getting restless. I kept getting e-mails in my box about dayf. They all wondered what happened to their trades. I started to wonder myself, but I felt comfort in the fact that dayf had successfully completed many trades in the past. I was less worried and more curious.

Then, one fateful day, slightly over a week ago, I heard something. It was a Friday I believe, and the wintery snow was engulfing our area with bitter cold. But a bright light of hope arrived on dayf's blog. It explained everything. The doubts that had started to creep in had been washed away by a sea of happiness. Everything was right in the world. The holidays had kidnapped dayf and held him hostage at 500 different family functions. I could certainly understand that. I was kidnapped beyond my control to family functions on more than a few occasions myself, this past holiday season.

Today, after being teased and taunted by images on dayf's site, the package finally arrived. It looked like a hardcover novel was in that bubble mailer. It felt like it too. Before we get into what I got, let's review what dayf received.

What dayf got:

2007 Topps Update:
39 – Wilfredo Ledezma
91 – Carlos Pena
95 – Dmitri Young
114 – Pete Orr
131 – Marlon Byrd
151 – Tony Abreu
168 – Rick Vanden Hurk
180 – Joakim Soria
197 – Troy Cate
243 – Jake Peavy
258 – Miguel Cabrera
306 – Paul Bako
308 – Gabe Gross
329 – Roger Clemens

2007 UD Masterpieces:
I forget which, but I think it was four from his list. Dayf can tell you more, if you really want to know.

WARNING:
Be prepared, the following is a long list. You may be shocked and amazed at the sheer volume and time span of the following cards.

What I got:

1954 Topps #216 – Al Sima
1955 Topps #10 – Bob Keegan
1958 Topps #11 – Jim Rivera
1959 Topps #493 – Jim Landis
1960 Topps #222 – Al Lopez
1961 Topps #152 – Earl Torgeson
1962 Topps #341 – Mike Hershberger
1963 Topps #308 – Camilo Carreon
1967 Topps #391 – Wilbur Wood
1969 Topps #363 – Russ Nixon
1971 Topps #186 – Bob Spence
1972 Topps #326 – Pat Kelly
1973 Topps #73 – Ed Herrmann
1974 Topps #440 – Jim Kaat
1977 Topps #529 – Jim Essian
1978 Topps #506 – Ron Blomberg
1980 Topps #575 – Ken Kravec
1981 Donruss #161 – Rich Wortham
1981 Topps #186 – Wayne Nordhagen
1982 Topps #428 – LaMarr Hoyt
1983 Topps #393 – Carlton Fisk AS
1984 Fleer – White Sox Logo Sticker
1984 Topps #216 – White Sox Leaders (Fisk, Dotson)
1985 Topps #650 – Greg Luzinski
1986 Topps #447 – Jerry Don Gleaton
1988 Topps UK #1 – Harold Baines
1990 Leaf #431 – Barry Jones
1991 Donruss #108 – Carlton Fisk
1991 Stadium Club #180 – Carlton Fisk
1992 Bowman #133 – Roberto Hernandez
1992 Bowman #565 – Ozzie Guillen
1992 Donruss #740 – Sammy Sosa
1992 Upper Deck #571 – Carlton Fisk
1993 Fun Pak #201 – Tim Raines
1993 Leaf Thomas #7 – Frank Thomas (Control)
1993 Studio #33 – Ellis Burks
1993 Ultra #178 – Tim Raines
1994 Fleer #78 – Ellis Burks
1995 Score #571 – Frank Thomas (HIT)
1996 Collector’s Choice #412 – Frank Thomas (TC)
1996 Fleer Rookie Sensations #4 – Ray Durham
1996 Metal Universe Heavy Metal #8 – Frank Thomas
1996 Topps Classic Confrontations #CC5 – Frank Thomas
1997 Ultra Checklists #A10 – Frank Thomas
1998 Collector's Choice Evolution Revolution #ER6 – Frank Thomas
1999 Stadium Club #50 – Frank Thomas
1999 Upper Deck Black Diamond #21 – Magglio Ordonez
2000 Bowman #431 – McKay Christensen
2000 Topps #421 – Bobby Howry
2000 Topps Stars #50 – Frank Thomas
2001 Absolute Memorabilia #112 – Paul Konerko
2001 Donruss #7 – Frank Thomas
2001 Fleer Platinum #146 – Frank Thomas
2001 SP Authentic #193 – Carlos Lee
2001 Topps #230 – James Baldwin
2001 Topps #284 – Keith Foulke
2001 Topps Archive Reserve #389 – Luis Swipes Base (1959 World Series Game 5)
2001 Upper Deck Vintage #144 – Ray Durham
2002 Bowman #91 – Magglio Ordonez
2002 Donruss Elite #38 – Paul Konerko
2002 Donruss Originals #336 – Magglio Ordonez (‘86)
2002 Fleer Platinum #35 – Magglio Ordonez
2002 Fleer Tradition #369 – Frank Thomas
2002 Leaf #16 – Magglio Ordonez
2002 Leaf Certified #7 – Magglio Ordonez
2002 Studio #58 – Paul Konerko
2002 Topps 206 #258 – Paul Konerko
2003 Stadium Club #30 – Magglio Ordonez
2003 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites #129 – Harold Baines
2003 Topps Heritage #59 – Mark Buehrle
2003 Topps Heritage #83 – Tony Graffanino
2003 Topps Heritage #244 – Paul Konerko
2003 Upper Deck #364 – Miguel Olivo
2003 Upper Deck Victory #26 – Frank Thomas
2003 Upper Deck Vintage #302 – Bartolo Colon
2004 Bowman #69 – Magglio Ordonez
2004 Cracker Jack Mini #188 – Neal Cotts
2004 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites #67 – Wilbur Wood
2004 Upper Deck #122 – Jose Valentin
2005 Diamond Kings #62 – Joe Crede
2005 Donruss Champions #125 – Ray Durham
2005 Donruss Champions #325 – Carlos Lee
2005 Donruss Team Heroes #82 – Juan Uribe
2005 Topps Update #UH304 – Chris Young
2005 Turkey Red #94 – Mark Buehrle
2006 Bowman Heritage #30 – Jim Thome
2006 Turkey Red #331 – Paul Konerko
2007 Allen & Ginter #299 – Mark Buehrle (SP)
2007 Artifacts #5 – Jim Thome
2007 Artifacts #6 – Paul Konerko
2007 Bowman Heritage #227 – John Danks
2007 Goudey Green #60 – Jim Thome
2007 Goudey Green #173 – Paul Konerko
2007 Goudey Red #60 – Jim Thome
2007 Goudey Red #173 – Paul Konerko
2007 Topps Opening Day Gold #56 – Javier Vazquez (0026/2007)
2007 Upper Deck Masterpieces #39 – Frank Thomas

See, I told you it was a long list. But nooooooo, you didn't want to believe me. I'm flabbergasted at the brick of cards that I received in the mail today. WOW! I was not expecting this at all. Dayf claims that the guilt of being late made him add more cards to the pile. Somehow, I believe that.

They aren't all pretty, but I don't mind. I have some of these cards already, but I don't care. The majority of cards I did not have. All I have to really say is that the next time I trade with dayf, he's getting a buttload of cards. I'm very happy with my novel-thick stack of new cards. I hope dayf is happy with the cards he received.

2 comments:

dayf said...

Actually this originally started out as a Blog warming gift and then it got out of control.

You think that's big, what till Mario gets his package. Holy Bajeezus.

capcha word of the day is: kidupex

White Sox Cards said...

I'm sure Mario will be bragging about his stack of Cansecos.

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