Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Roll Out the Minis

Here's a package I received at the end of December. Just in case you haven't been keeping track, it's February now. That is how far behind I am right now. (Thanks, by the way, to Tim of the GSNHOF as I got your package today. Expect to see a post sometime around early March at this rate.)

This one is from Ed from Roll Out the Barrel. Ed is my go-to person for disposal of unwanted Milwaukee Brewers cards and at some point... last year... he was looking to ditch some excess Allen & Ginter minis that he had no use for. Ever the opportunist, I decided to swoop in and put a claim down, and I'm very glad I did. But I'm tired from an exhausting day at work (not to mention a pretty solid Blazers win) so I thought I'd scan every single mini card that Ed sent in lieu of expert commentary on a few key cards. Enjoy.

There were regular minis...

Minis with the Old Planter guy on the back... and some just had the regular backs you know and love...

It was mostly baseball players, but no Brewers (of course)...

But there were even a few non-baseball players as well as a couple of short prints...

And who doesn't like the ol' black bordered minis? Even though I think the 2009 black bordered minis look better, I still like these...

A couple of non-Ginter Cardinals sneaked their way in, including starting third baseman-hopeful David Freese and one of the best pitchers in the National League on a Goodwin mini.

Finally, Ed also sent some regular-sized wants and needs (is there a difference?) from some sets I'm going to be working on until I'm 49. Scott Kazmir represents 2009 Heritage and Jackie Joyner-Kersee has got the 2008 Goudey covered.

Maybe I should only collect minis. At least then I'd be a bit more focused.

5 comments:

EdS said...

Oh yeah, I had forgotten about those! Glad you enjoyed them.

By the way, there is a small package of Cards on the way...

NicoLax24 said...

Thanks for the tip on where the dumping ground for Brewer cards is. Ed, expect me to make contact soon, I got some stuff for you.

camclow said...

If a deal with Ed can't be reached, I can also be used as a dumping ground for Brewers cards, just FYI.

http://morethancardboard.blogspot.com

camclow@yahoo.com

G_Moses said...

Are you looking for 08 A&G minis? I've got some that I have no use for - I've decided not to pursue the set.

Let me know and they're yours.

madding said...

Nice! More Cardinals!

I am not actively pursuing collecting all of the minis, but I'll gladly take any unwanted minis off everyone's hands.

I updated my 2008 A&G want list to include the minis that I do own currently.