Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Up For Grabs Cardinalpalooza: Bob Gibson

Hello Cardinals fans, and fans of great players in general! Over the course of I-don't-know-how-many years, I've accumulated nearly 10,000 Cardinals cards that I simply do not need. In the same manner as my "Up For Grabs" posts of the past, I am going to offer up my dupes of some of the better known players wearing the Birds on the Bat for low, low prices! Actually, there's no prices, technically. These cards are all up for trade. Tell your friends! Tell your enemies! I'm not asking for much at all, and if I've traded with you in the past there's a pretty good chance I will send you these cards if you express even the slightest of interest, regardless of whether you have anything to send in return at all.

The list of cards available follows at the bottom of the post. If you're a Cardinals fan and know other Cardinals fans, I would appreciate it greatly if you shared this bit of info as I know that people who collect the same teams don't always think of each other as the best trade partners. (They should, though!) These cards are probably going to end up on Listia or some other website as I really don't want to file them back in my massive dupes boxes.

Bob Gibson is first up on the trading block. Gibby was so dominant at one point that fundamental rules were rewritten, lowering the pitching mound to have a lasting effect on the game as a whole. Not many professional athletes have had this kind of direct impact on their game of choice. Only Wilt Chamberlain really comes to mind as a comparison.

What else is there to say about Bob Gibson? He's the number one pitcher I would go back in time to see, if I had an awesome baseball time machine. He threw 255 complete games in his career, which is 235 more than your precious Justin Verlander.

I could go all Chuck Norris with my Gibby praise, but I won't. He was just amazing, and let's leave it at that.

The list:

1982 Topps K-Mart #14 [5 available]
1987 K-Mart #3 [3 available]
1988 Topps (Turn Back the Clock) #664 [11 available]
1989 Kahn's Cooperstown Collection
1994 Upper Deck All-Time Heroes (Diamond Legends) #156
1994 Upper Deck All-Time Heroes (Heroes of Baseball) #219
2000 Topps Stars #102
2000 Topps Stars (Spotlights) #172 [2 available]
2000 Upper Deck Legends #22 [2 available]
2001 Topps Archives #33
2001 Topps Archives #137
2001 Topps Through The Years Reprints '68 #16
2001 Upper Deck Hall of Famers (The Hall of Records) #81
2004 Fleer Greats of the Game #50
2005 Upper Deck All-Star Classics #79 [2 available]
2005 Upper Deck Classics #10 [3 available]
2005 Upper Deck Past Time Pennants #7
2006 Topps Rookie of the Week #19
2008 Donruss Threads #45
2008 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes #163 [4 available]
2008 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes (w/ Jake Peavy) #184 [4 available]
2008 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Black #163
2009 Topps Legends of the Game #LG19
2009 Topps Legends of the Game Target #LLG-12
2009 Topps Legends of the Game Walmart #LLP-2
2009 Topps Ring of Honor #RH18
2010 Topps Legendary Lineage (w/ Tim Lincecum) #LL24
2010 Topps Million Card Giveaway #TMC-13
2010 Topps Peak Performance #PP-9
2010 Topps National Chicle #216
2011 Topps Lineage #155 [3 available]
2012 Topps Golden Giveaway #GGC-21
2012 Topps Gypsy Queen Hallmark Heroes #HH-BG

[updated 6/17/13]

1 comment :

  1. i'll take the 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen Hallmark Heroes #HH-BG off your hands


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