Friday, February 19, 2016

I Love the Smell of a Trading Post ... er, Spot?

Ahhhhhhhhh.  The sweet aroma of a freshly broken pack of cards.  It ranks right up there with the smell of a new book and freshly ground coffee.  I begin each morning with a fresh cup and a great book. Both are equally difficult to put down as I scoot out the door.  If I were to work  play with cards in the morning, unemployment would be a likely reality. 

Fortunately, this isn't MY problem.  Tim loves the smell of cardboard in the mornings, so much so that he named a blog after his habit, which in turn feeds mine. Don't let him tell you he's not addicted.  It's a little thing called denial. 

 
A great sticker and a MLB Showdown Steal.  Fister is new to me and the mini is not so small.  It only takes one card, no matter the size to send you spiraling into addiction.  Trust me on this.


Simon is gold and Farmer, a luscious purple which won't be shared by my scanner.  I love purple cards!  The other four fellas are all refractors.  If you ever had any doubt, confident men can wear pink  - and look good doing so!


Tim included a nice but unscannable auto, which isn't legible anyway - smnlhks - near as I can make it out.  The patch card is super nice.  I have mini Ginter relics but believe this is the first regulation size Ginter in my collection.


Tim closes out the team bagged boys with three fancy refractors from 2015 Topps Chrome.  Great, great stuff Tim and always appreciated!!!


Whoa there cowboy,  we aren't quite done here just a-yet.  Hitch yourself right up to the Trading Post and take a look at these little fancies from Johnny - Johnny's Trading Spot that is.

This tall boy is Mr. Bill Freehan and he has a story to tell.  In 1964, he became the first Tiger catcher to bat .300 in 29 years - from page 5.  Both of these are from 1970. That's a right good-looking Topps Super!



City Boys from 1994 Upper Deck All-Time Heroes

 
 
Bring on the appetizers Johnny! 1977 and 1978 Hostess, 1988 Chef Boyardee
 
 
There aren't many people who dislike pizza - unless it's from Domino's.  I enjoy thin crust pizza and think they get a bad rap.  Of course, I live in the country and can't be too choosy.  If they deliver to my place, there's a good chance I'll try it.  It's the cheese blend and spices that make me have the second and third piece.  It's not a slice really because the pizza is cut into squares.   How do I know when I've had my three slices with all the little squares??  When it's half is gone? 
 
Here's a 1988 Complete Team set from the pizza whose crust is often compared to cardboard.  I happen to LOVE cardboard!
 


Often simplicity equals beauty.  I find this most often true with any release by TCMA.  White borders, no logos or any distracting words/fonts.  Simple.  These are from 1978, from a set of 293 cards.  I'll pursue the entire set one day but happy for now to have these Tigers.




Johnny, thanks for a great batch of oddballs cards!  Love them all!

Thank you for reading.  I hope you haven't been waiting to find out just what does a trading spot smell like?   Perhaps we'll seek to answer this question, another time. Preferably on someone else's blog.

13 comments:

  1. Living in Chicago, I'm kind of spoiled with pizza choices and most of us around here do turn our noses up to Domino's (unless we need some on the cheap). However, if they were to give away baseball cards with their pizza pies...

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    1. I recall eating quite a bit of frozen Tombstone pizza in the 90s. Baseball cards were the draw, of course. I was convinced at the time, how much I liked the pizza. Haven't eaten a Tombstone since.

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  2. "It's not a slice really because the pizza is cut into squares"

    It's properly called the party cut. And it's the only way to eat thin crust.

    http://encyclopizzeria.com/pizzology/technique/6-reasons-square-cut-pizza-is-the-best-cut-pizza/

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    1. educational link! I do like those little round corners, always eating them first. But it is true, I never know just how pizza I've eat 'til it's nearly gone. Why leave a couple little pieces hanging out in the box?

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  3. Glad to be a part of feeding your cardboard habit Julie!

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    1. Thank you sir. May I have another? Got me chomping at the bit over here. ;)

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  4. Domino's is my favorite when it comes to take out pizza joints. There's one just a few blocks from my house and they always get it right. However, there is a pizza place literally around the corner called Richards Pizza and OMG ... best pizza ever!!!

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    1. I really do like Domino's pizza but have to ask - does Richard's deliver to my neighborhood? Pizza is a food group unto itself and can be eaten every day!

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  5. I'm a thick, chewy crust guy. Push away those bitter tears! Yum yum.

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    1. I'll save my crust for you cuz it's a waste of space. Gimme cheese and toppings!

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  6. I bet the cards themselves taste about as good as Domino's pizza does.

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    1. If I get a set of doubles we'll have to gather our blogger friends, meet up for a beer and give those cards a taste test.

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  7. Round here, It's Hungry Howies. large pepperoni (covered in cajun seasoning) $5.95 ($6.31 with tax) YUM YUM. The one closest to me does the thick and chewy (I prefer it that way), the next one down the road a few miles does the thin and crispy. Glad you liked the cards.

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