Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Treasure Never Buried Trade

With all the hoopla surrounding Treasure Never Buried lately, it's sometimes hard to remember that the site is about a father and son collecting cards. The pure and simple joy of this hobby gets lost occasionally, but jv and Connor are a constant reminder of the purity of collecting.

I sent a good chunk of 1990 Topps over to help jv and Connor get closer to completing their two sets. One set for Connor and the other for jv. Sure, it could be just easier to pick up a complete set on eBay for dirt cheap, but where's the fun and adventure in that?

I get to help out two fellow collectors and get rid of a sizable portion of my dormant 1990 Topps. How could I lose? It's a win-win situation. But wait, it just got better. A box of cards came for me yesterday.

The mail was somewhat late yesterday. I had already left for a friend's house by the time it arrived. I didn't get home until shortly before midnight. I see this box of cards on the coffee table and get very curious. I opened it shortly after midnight and it became, by default, the first package that I opened on my birthday.

Let's dive inside this box and see what goodies await!

1995 Upper Deck Michael Jordan
10 - Michael Jordan

1996 Collector's Choice
437 - Jermaine Dye (2)

2006 UD Future Stars
12 - Jim Thome
14 - Jermaine Dye

2006 UD Future Stars Red
12 - Jim Thome 1543/1799

2007 Allen & Ginter Mini
234 - Joe Crede
234 - Joe Crede A&G back

2007 Bowman's Best
30 - Jim Thome

2007 Topps Co-Signers
86 - Jim Thome

2007 Topps Co-Signers Bronze
86 - Jim Thome/Paul Konerko 056/175

2007 Turkey Red
145 - Jim Thome

2008 Allen & Ginter State Flags
US35 - Nick Swisher

2008 A Piece Of History
25 - Jim Thome

2008 Baseball Heroes Black
42 - Jim Thome

2008 Bowman
112 - Nick Swisher

2008 Bowman Gold
31 - Javier Vazquez

2008 Bowman Prospects
BP97 - Matt Inouye

2008 Finest
92 - Mark Buehrle
128 - Donny Lucy

2008 Goudey Mini
42 - Paul Konerko

2008 Topps Chrome
69 - Jim Thome
76 - Jermaine Dye

2008 Topps Chrome Refractor
64 - Mark Buehrle
76 - Jermaine Dye

2008 Topps Gold Foil
240 - Jim Thome

2008 Topps Opening Day
113 - Jose Contreras

2008 Upper Deck
287 - Jim Thome

2008 Upper Deck First Edition Starquest
SQ-26 - Jim Thome

2008 Upper Deck Starquest
SQ-26 - Jim Thome

2008 Upper Deck X
24 - Paul Konerko
25 - Jermaine Dye
27 - Jim Thome

2008 Upper Deck X Die Cut
24 - Paul Konerko

If that weren't enough, there was a nice stack of 2008 Topps Heritage cards!

2008 Topps Heritage
60, 62, 79, 142, 154, 161, 189, 195, 211, 215, 232, 278, 321, 347, 427, 433, 440, 479

2008 Topps Heritage Black Backs
22, 28, 81, 135, 173, 226, 323, 372

2008 Topps Heritage Flashbacks

2008 Topps Heritage News Flashbacks

2008 Topps Heritage Then & Now

That brings my total to 420 cards out of 502 for the base set. Only 82 to go! The want list has been updated.

This was a totally unexpected bounty of cards. I wasn't expecting much for a bunch of 1990 Topps cards that were just collecting dust, bu this goes well beyond my wildest dreams for a trade. The sheer volume of awesome cards is astounding! There was even another Michael Jordan card from that pesky 1995 Upper Deck subset.

I hope that jv and Connor enjoyed their cards. I know I sure enjoyed mine! Thanks for a wonderful trade!


Slette said...

JV sent a ton of beautiful Pettittes, Jeters, Jobas, Clemens, Damons, Riveras and Posadas for a handful of this year's A&Gs. His generosity in the trade blew me away... definitely good stuff.

jv said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I'm really glad you liked the trade!

And, thanks for the kind words. Considering recent events they mean more to me than you know.

Thanks for the 90 Topps Cards! We're that much closer to completion!

(ps glad you liked your trade too, Slette. I'm the farthest thing from a Yankee fan so I figured you'd appreciate the cards much more than I...haha)

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