Friday, May 29, 2020

Free Stuff Friday: Vol 1

Jumping into the #FreeStuffFriday picture. UPDATED 05/30/2020 7:55 PM PDT

As promised, I have some stuff to disperse today as I'm joining the dozens of others out there who have seen fit to give away their unwanted and unloved trading card related items. My one golden rule here is the same as it's always been - everything here is "free", but by claiming something, you are pledging to send me one card from my want list at some point in the foreseeable future (unless you've already sent me something in the past year or so - feel free to claim away!)

I can fit up to 6 cards in a PWE. Claiming anything bigger than a PWE or two will turn into a larger discussion, so please have your want lists handy! I would much rather mail out a box of cards at this point than 25 or so, considering how shipping prices work these days. (It's like $5 to send a tiny bubble mailer vs. $8 to $9 to send a box.)

Teams must be claimed via comments in this post / via Twitter / via email. I will use timestamps to verify who claimed what first. As long as you can verify who you are with a follow up email or Twitter message, this should be fine. If I don't have a mailing address for you on file, please reach out to me via email or Twitter. If I can't get your address in a timely fashion, I may end up opening up the team you claimed.

Traded Sets

For the latter half of the 1980's, it became an annual tradition to get what I considered at the time to be the best year end/traded set as a birthday present. I still have these for the most part, but they don't really fit in my collection anymore. I am looking to break these up and send the cards to whoever would like them. For now, I am planning on keeping the copies of the big Topps rookies (Bonds, Bo Jackson, Griffey) but would listen to trade offers on these, of course. All Cardinals are available. I think these are in decent shape, but the binder they live in has fallen into disrepair. (I was also just turning 11 years old when I got the 1986 set, so...)

  • 1986 Topps Traded - claimed: 4T, 11T, 12T, 17T, 20T, 23T, 34T, 50T, 56T, 63T, 65T, 66T, 74T, 75T, 77T, 79T, 86T, 91T, 95T
  • 1987 Donruss The Rookies - claimed: 1, 31, 45, 52, 53
  • 1988 Fleer Update - claimed: U-12, U-24, U-38
  • 1988 Topps Traded - claimed: 64T, 65T, 68T, 93T, 95T, 113T
  • 1989 Topps Traded - claimed: 14T, 41T
Oversized Stuff

I would prefer to send these along with other cards you might need (again, please have your want lists handy!) because they're somewhat awkward to ship. For the individual cards, I took the laziest way out and tried to cram them all onto one scanner bed. They are all unaltered and in decent shape, but I realize here that they look like some sort of screwed up art collage gone wrong.

  • 2019 Topps Yankees team set claimed
  • Oversized cards pictured below - claimed: Mantle

Junk Wax NBA Sets

Michael Jordan is all the rage these days, apparently, and his cards are individually probably worth about as much as the entire sets here. I put these two sets together by hand when I was in high school, and there's no reason they aren't complete unless I made some sort of error thirty years ago. I have no interest in breaking these up. The Hoops set should include a couple of Jordan cards, plus the one where he appears in the background of Sam Vincent's card wearing a replacement jersey, which seems to be more valuable than the cards that actually feature him. Oh, and there's also that accursed card with the Menendez Brothers. The Fleer set is smaller and can easily be packaged with more cards (again, let me have those want lists!)

(I haven't actually seen these sets in awhile, so hopefully I can find them.)
  • 1990-91 Fleer claimed
  • 1990-91 Hoops (series 1 + 2) claimed
If there's enough interest, I may return with more next week!


  1. Thanks for the giveaway! For '86 Topps Traded, if these go unclaimed I need them to finish off my set - 4, 17, 65, 74, 75, 79, 95

  2. 86 TT 23T, 34T, 63T
    87 Donruss 31, 53
    86 Fleer Update U24, U38

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. 88 Fleer Update #12 Chili Davis please.

  4. I would be interested in the Indians out of the 1987 Donruss The Rookies and also the Mark McGwire if there is one in the set. I would be very interested in the 1990-91 Fleer basketball set.

  5. Would you happen to have a spare of the Greg Maddux in the '87 Donruss Rookies set? Completely understand if you'd wanna keep it, of course!

  6. Update! I marked down what everyone had claimed. I also forgot to actually add the 1989 Topps Traded set to the list, so here it is now!

    Tim - there are no Indians in the 1987 set, but I set aside McGwire for you.

  7. For 86 Traded I'd be interested in: 12, 56, 66. 77, 86, 91 and 20, if it's available but no problem if it's not.

  8. Yankees Team set and the Hoops basketball sets

  9. ooops and Mantle oversized card please!

  10. Who doesn't enjoy 80's Traded sets. Great stuff you're offering up.

  11. Oh wow I was just looking through my Traded sets and seeing who I'd pulled out for other collections. This will fill a couple holes where I could use duplicate cards.

    87 Rookies: #45
    88 Traded: #64 #65 #68 #93 #95 and #113
    89 Traded: #14

    And hmm. That's 8 cards. Crud. Any chance you could slip those into a third of a 9-pocket sheet?

  12. Hi again Kerry:)I would like all of the remaining 1986 Topps Traded you have,plus the Robin Yount and Rickey Henderson oversized cards sent to me.Thanks:).


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