Sunday, August 14, 2011

BA Benny's Cavalcade of Cardboard Cardinals

I'm just going to throw this out there so no one is totally shocked when it happens, but I've got a free group break coming up here soon. Watch this space for details. In the meantime, I'm still hopelessly behind on trade posts. Here's a few cards from BA Benny's Baseball Card Buffet. (Side note to BA Benny: I for one wouldn't mind your Bob Gibson Diamond Die Cut card, though I only have a measly Yovani Gallardo Diamond Die Cut and a bunch of junk on my diamondtopps.com account to offer for it.

Here's a gold parallel of Cardinals second baseman Ryan Theriot. Did you read what I just wrote? That's SECOND BASEMAN Ryan Theriot. Somehow, Tony La Russa got it all wrong and wrote Theriot's name on the lineup card at SS day after day this season until they finally got a real shortstop at the trade deadline in the form of the reassembled peanut brittle construction of Rafael Furcal. Well, I hate to say it, but Peanut Brittle Furcal is making everyone else who took grounders and bad hoppers at short this season in St. Louis look terrible. Even Topps managed to get Theriot's position right.

Blinged out, bedazzled Kyle Lohse is looking like something you might stick 50 cents in a vending machine for at the grocery store. No one seems to make those mini baseball or football helmets in a vending machine anymore, so glittery stickers are the next best thing, I guess. I hope Topps tries to make baseball cards look less like glittery stickers next year. (As I continue to trash these cards on a regular basis, please realize that I still want them if they are Cardinals. Just so you know.)

Somehow I own every single other non-SP, variation or insert 2010 Topps Heritage card except for this one. Well, I take that back, because now I own this card. It's just that it goes in my Cardinals binder and I still have to seek out another copy for my set. Boo hoo.

Thanks again to BA Benny. And don't forget to check back later this week for the whole group break thing. Free group break thing, that is...

5 comments:

Play at the Plate said...

I would like to pre-claim ALL teams in the free break.

Just kidding.

I've been trying to trade for the Nolan Ryan die cut for awhile without luck. I have a line on one from someone who has it in hand. Good luck getting the Gibby from someone.

Cheap Card Collecting said...

That's some nice alliteration!

night owl said...

I'll throw my own unsuccessful diamond giveaway diecut card trade attempting in here, too:

It's near impossible to land the Koufax version of these.

Colbey said...

Free group break you say? Already working on another Cardinals stack for you...

piratesfan731 said...

I want the Pirates in the GB, please. If I'm not jumping the gun, that is. :)