Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A Trade With Some English On It

The instantly familiar UK blogging friend, John of The Pursuit Of 80's(ness), seems to be everywhere lately. I see packages popping up everywhere!

One of those packages just happened to land in my mailbox recently. I always get a big kick out of John's packages. I find some of the best cards in mailings from him. This bubble mailer is no exception.

I love the personal note that John usually (I think always) includes along with the bevy of cards. It usually includes a sheepish line saying that he hopes there is something in there that I need. No need to worry, John. There always is!

Let's dig into this fat team bag from the UK!

1983 O-Pee-Chee
92 - Sparky Lyle - Super Vet
393 - Carlton Fisk AS

1985 Fleer
513 - Carlton Fisk

1987 Donruss
25 - Greg Walker

1988 Topps Big
63 - Ivan Calderon

1990 Bowman
304 - Eric King
317 - Daryl Boston

1991 Topps
8 - Bobby Thigpen RB
461 - Robin Ventura

1992 Bowman
585 - Carlton Fisk

1992 O-Pee-Chee Premier
45 - Carlton Fisk

1992 Stadium Club
70 - Robin Ventura

1993 Bowman
315 - Mike Robertson

1993 Donruss
271 - Greg Hibbard

1993 Fleer
200 - George Bell

1993 Pinnacle
53 - Tim Raines
108 - Frank Thomas

1993 Stadium Club
275 - Scott Radinsky
607 - Ellis Burks

1999 Upper Deck
64 - Mike Cameron

2000 Fleer Tradition
129 - Frank Thomas
143 - Paul Konerko
173 - Bobby Howry
185 - Jim Parque
194 - Ray Durham
199 - White Sox Team
217 - Carlos Lee

2000 Topps
442 - Jason Dellaero (Rafael Furcal, Travis Dawkins)

2000 UD Pros & Prospects
38 - Frank Thomas

2000 UD Ultimate Victory
37 - Magglio Ordonez

2001 SPx Prospect Jersey
132 - Josh Fogg

2002 Fleer Tradition Update
U318 - Mark Buehrle AS

2003 Bowman
277 - Arnie Munoz

2007 Allen & Ginter Sketch Cards
6 - Jermaine Dye

2008 Upper Deck
281 - Mark Buehrle
455 - A.J. Pierzynski
462 - Carlos Quentin

2008 Upper Deck X
26 - Carlos Quentin

Where do I start with this trade? I believe that these are my first 1983 O-Pee-Chee cards. With one of them being Carlton Fisk makes it even more of a thrill! Fast forwarding to 1992 Bowman. That has to be the oldest picture of Fisk I have ever seen on cardboard, during his playing days! I know he was no spring chicken by 1992, but he was still over a year from being forced out. The picture on the back of the card looks young and youthful by comparison.

I love the 1999 Upper Deck card where Mike Cameron is on a gigantic cell phone in the dugout. Who could he possibly be talking to? The 2000 Fleer Tradition cards always look cool!

The Josh Fogg jersey card looks awesome! I love the picture on the front and the black jersey swatch come from my favorite current jersey top. A couple of Carlos Quentin cards are the perfect ending to this package.

Thanks, John! You hit quite a few cards that I needed. You always manage to hit something fantastic that I need. You have a package currently in transit.


night owl said...

John sends great stuff. I just got some cards from him Monday.

Dinged Corners said...

Yes, it's true. Even baseball card jerseys look good in basic black.

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