Monday, December 7, 2009

A Trade From The Birthday Boy

A few weeks ago, a box of Lipton Tea arrived in the mail. Twenty four family sized Iced Tea Brew bags. Being the iced tea connoisseur that I am, I excitedly opened the box. In my horror, I discovered that there wasn't any tea bags to be found. To my delight, there were baseball cards inside instead.

These weren't just any baseball cards. These were White Sox and White Sox player related baseball cards! All the way from the other side of 355. Chris from On Card Autos sent over a mother lode of Sox related cards.

I decided the best way to tackle the enormous amount of cards was to whittle it down to the cards I needed. The rest will go straight into my White Sox redistribution program. The anointed cards from my want list and a few select upgrades will be reported here.

This past weekend, I decided to get off my duff and sort the cards. I originally went through the cards when they first arrived, but put off sorting because of a wake, a funeral and a holiday. Now that everything is back on track, let's go through the stack of needs.

1989 Topps Rookies
8 - Dave Gallagher
16 - Melido Perez

1991 Fleer
712 - Bobby Thigpen (John Franco)

1993 Ultra
174 - Lance Johnson

1994 Pinnacle
347 - Jason Bere
531 - Darrin Jackson

1994 Select
311 - Alex Fernandez

1994 Topps Gold
270 - Frank Thomas

2002 Upper Deck
545 - Edwin Almonte

2003 Studio
20 - Frank Thomas

2003 Topps
109 - Frank Thomas

2004 Fleer Legacy
50 - Magglio Ordonez

2004 Fleer Tradition
183 - Mark Buehrle

2004 SkyBox LE
62 - Bartolo Colon

2004 Topps Opening Day
112 - Paul Konerko

2005 Donruss
143 - Carlos Lee

2006 Topps
44 - Carl Everett
98 - Geoff Blum

2006 Ultra Rising Stars
URS10 - Tadahito Iguchi

2007 Fleer Mini
262 - Joe Crede
333 - Jerry Owens

2007 Ultra SE
35 - Paul Konerko
38 - Mark Buehrle
39 - Tadahito Iguchi

2007 Upper Deck
615 - Nick Masset
618 - Toby Hall
624 - Jim Thome

2008 Topps Opening Day
175 - Javier Vazquez

2008 Upper Deck Documentary
1269 (CWS49) - May 24th
2164 (CWS74) - June 20th

2009 Upper Deck
589 - Chris Getz

Thank you, Chris! This was a real treat to go through. I'm still working on your return package, but it will get there soon.

Before it gets too late, make sure you wish Chris a happy birthday today!

1 comment:

Doc said...

Hey! Didn't know how to get in touch with you, so I'll leave a comment. I noticed on your want list that I have the 92 Ultra Raines you're looking for. Leave a comment on the following post and it's yours.

Every time I post cards for trade, I'll single out the WS for you!

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