Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Thanks Mike!

Yesterday, a package chock full of Fisk cards arrived from California from a first time trader and blog reader named Mike.

First off, there were a couple of nice cards from 1976, a SSPC and a Crane Disc. Those were great to see! I love vintage fisk cards. Even though modern cards use the Red Sox pictures, there's nothing quite like the look of a vintage Fisk card.

Next up, there were multiple cards from his days playing in Chicago. Cards ranged from 1981 until 1993. Most cards I had in my White Sox collection, but lacked in the player collection. These cards fit the bill, including a 1993 Metz Baking Company card.

The next round of Fisk cards were between 2001 and 2010. In these, were two Topps cards from 2001, which were essentially the same card with different foil and a slightly different back. One was from Topps Archives and the other was from Topps Shoebox. Both used the exact same layout featuring a single panel from Fisk's 1972 shared rookie card. Both were cool, but it seems unnecessary in the same year. The card that stood out from the group was the 2002 Topps Tribute card. Reflective and shiny. All to celebrate one of the best remembered home runs of a World Series. Sweet!

Rounding out the package were a few White Sox non-Fisk cards. A 2005 Bowman Chrome card of departed Clayton Richard with his Jack Nicholson Joker smile and three different 1986 7-11 coins.

Thanks, Mike! These were even better than advertised! I wouldn't hesitate to make another trade with you in the future. I sent a box of cards to you today. Hopefully, they'll arrive by the end of the week. I hope you'll be as pleased as I was.

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