Monday, December 7, 2015

Forgotten but not lost...

In my last post about my trade with Greg of Plaschke, Thy Sweater is Argyle, I completely forgot to post this fantastic Joe Saunders card.

I have no idea how I forgot it.  It's in my photobucket right next to all of the other scans.  It's in the text file I used to log the cards as I opened the package.  It's not in that post.

I assumed I had included everything, then came across Greg's comment on the trade post:

I immediately assumed Greg was mistaken as I strictly operate under the assumption that I am always right and everyone else is always not.  However, in this one single solitary case, I was...

...always going to post it in its own post after the original post, and Greg is just impatient.  I'm never wrong.

On a lighter note, I didn't already have this Joe Saunders card.  For those who don't know, Joe Saunders went to Virginia Tech, which means he is probably always right, too.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Plaschke, thy cards are needed.

I recently completed yet another trade with Greg of Plaschke, Thy Sweater is Argyle.  In his package, he requested that I do a breakdown of what cards I actually needed, just like I did for the Night Owl package.

I suppose I can do that.

First player up: David Wright.  I already have a handful of the Fathead cards (though I tend to keep them all, just like the Topps of the Class cards.  The Trading Card History card is also not unique to my collection.  However, the 2011 Topps Factory Set Limited Edition is absolutely something I needed.  I really didn't see a way I would acquire them, so I'm thrilled to add it to my collection. That puts my D.Wright collection up to 308.  1-for-3 so far.

Again, the FSLE card was needed, while the 2011 OD card was not. 57 Reynoldseseses.  2-for-5 is still a great day.

8 cards and Greg bats .500 here.  The cards from 2013, 2014, and 2015 were all needed.  I stopped buying as much baseball in the past couple of years, so I'm glad to land some in a trade.  The FSLE was also needed. 6-for-13 on the day thus far and up to 189 Justin Upton cards.

It's not everyday that I get a package with 9 Cuddyers.  I want to grow my Cuddyer collection quite a bit, and his success in recent years has certainly helped.  Of these, I needed the Red Border, 2010 Opening Day, Stadium Club, FSLE, and 2014 leaders. That gets me to 96 Cuddyers. Greg pulls to 11-for-22.

Add the Topps 60 Zim to the list of cards I've gotten recently that I would have sworn I already had.  Apparently I didn't.  I also didn't have the FSLE or the 2015 base. That gives me 247 Zims.  14-for-27.

Yet another FSLE for the collection.  I really am stoked to add those to my collection.  I have 30+ of that Starquest card.  It's just one of those cards that happens to be in every package. BJ trails Zim by just one card.  15-for-29.

As I mentioned in the Night Owl post, it's going to be nearly impossible for someone to send me a Sizemore I don't already have.  15-for-31.

In addition to PC cards, Greg also sent a plethora of Nats cards:

He also sent a few cards for my VT collection:

Who wouldn't want to be friends with that smile?  I already had the card, but who cares?  It's a happy card.  I seriously love Bruce.  My daughter bobbles a Bruce Smith bobblehead every night before going to bed.  I'm 100% serious.

New D.Hall #17 for my collection.

Last but not least, a couple of Vick National Trading Card Day cards.  I already had the Upper Deck one, but needed the Topps version.  I now have 69 Vicks.  Hehehe 69.

So, the final tally is 17-for-35, or a batting average of .486.  So, while he didn't touch Night Owl's record batting average of .632, he did add a record number of cards (17)*.

Thanks, Greg!

*records only include trade packages received since October 2015.  Yeah, so not a long time but a record is record.