Wednesday, July 21, 2010

First Time Trade with a '71 Topps Enthusiast

I recently completed a trade with mrtrentd who runs the 1971 Topps Baseball Cards Blog, one of many enthusiasts of the tough-to-satisfy 1971 Topps set. I didn't end up with any vintage cards of my own, but I did get plenty of vintage-inspired cards from the 2010 Topps Heritage set including some key Cardinals.

Yadi is on fire! If I didn't already have good catching situations on my various fantasy teams (I almost always end up with McCann and Buster Posey was my go-to prospect gamble this year) I would definitely think about snapping up the bestest of the Molina brothers. He had a very sub-standard first half, but things are going well for him of late.

Someone apparently half-heartedly edited Delgado's Wikipedia page to make him a member of the Los Angeles Angels today. Last week, someone decided Chris Paul was a Portland Trail Blazer, though, so go figure.

Along with the Heritage loot was a formidable pile of Cardinals cards including most, if not all, of the 1991 Fleer team set. Why did I choose to show a checklist, then? For whatever reason I completely forgot that Fleer breaks their checklists up by groups of teams. Most of the past sets have the team logos on them as well, but I now realize that I have some digging to do as far as finding these cards as I definitely do want the ones with Cardinals team checklists on them. Yes, a team collector has a right to be picky at an obnoxious level.

Here's a 1989 Panini sticker, which reminds me that I have a post about stickers that I need to attend to soon. It's not actually about this set, but it's very close.

1 comment:

longlivethewho said...

I wouldn't mind the Yanks taking on Delgado for a bat off the bench. Low risk/high reward deal... much like the Red Sox did last year. Then again, that didn't work out too well for them.