Sunday, September 30, 2018

The Way We Were

Where ever did I leave off? Oh yes. Elbow surgery. It's kept us apart and currently, aggravating the heck out of me. This elbow. It refuses to allow the simple pleasantry of extended keyboard time. I returned to work a couple weeks ago and there's no avoiding the keys there! The real job uses up most of the tolerance I have. By the time I'm home, the arm is done.  Card sorting is difficult as well. Keeping the elbow bent creates unhappiness.  One thing I have accomplished - sorting my Altuves  and Cobbs by year and logging these thru 2017!  On a printed checklist.  Don't go running to the TCDB. That would require my time on a keyboard. Many players remain to be sorted but there's always knee surgery...

I owe you an answer to my last 3D post: Jeff Bagwell. I assure you, it's forthcoming. There are more cards looking for homes too. I've overhauled my want listI continue to collect Tigers but more carefully. I just can't use cards from 1980-1994, having them many times over.  The list will be updated more often as well. Thanks to all of my many trade pals, whose generosity pushed me to eliminate player collections from the list for now.  I'll add specific player cards in the near future.

This is a good time to share a few more of the packages received in the past year. Each of these jolly good fellows deserves an individual post. I can't wait that long. They have waited months.

NIGHT OWL CARDS
A great mix of old and new here from the great repository of cardboard history, Night Owl. I can say new since these were rec'd less than a year ago and rather new at the time. Ha.  Really tho, 76 Topps, 81 Fleer. Player collections. Tigers. A very nice JD Martinez /99.  Always grateful to you,  N.O.!

PAWS wins here, hands down!

What's a Wockenfuss?  Snuffleupagus comes to mind.

Champ Summers belongs in every collection. Does too.

If flakes are gonna fall, better on the card than in the yard.



JOHNNY'S TRADING SPOT
John Miller is a crazy man. The proof has found its way to my porch twice - in July and this past week. Both packages contained THOUSANDS of catchers. THOUSANDS. This will keep me sorting all winter long. I have never been Zippy Zapped or Bipped but now know what it's like, catchers in the wry. Needless to say, catchers were also removed from my want list. Unless it's 79 or older, I won't need it. He also sent a mailer a while back filled with an assortment of shiny and colorful Tigers.

CROWN ROYALE NEEDS TO MAKE A COMEBACK!



1998 Skybox Thunder. Lightning and the Thunder.

2005 ZENITH

THE SHINING

My Tatas!
THE CARD PAPOY

Kevin - writer, collector, musician and my friend in France! He shops ebay and comc for his trade pals, always choosing a little vintage and snappy relics or autos. He sent a sweetly packaged mailer earlier in the year. Here are some of the surprises it held:

BIGGIO heavy duty 2016 VAULT METAL
02 MUSEUM SANDBERG /199
ATTRACTIVE GINTERS!

PUDGE 01 UD GLOVE RELIC
PIAZZA 02 HOT PROSPECTS

NEWLY RETIRED VMART - 2017 MUSEUM

2017 THREADS #/18 - sweet card!

2017 GOLD LABEL HEAVY DUTY AUTO
paper weight...that's a pun
I want to continue trading so if you don't mind waiting to see your cards posted, I'm the gal for you. What a crazy few months it's been. I can't help but feel good with the progress made regarding my own collection. I've had stacks of cards for trades on my hobby table for sometime. These are hitting the mail, a couple per day, over the next two weeks. Other than PWEs, I won't be shipping again til next year, late spring. Waiting til spring allows me time to work on my collection and get through another busy season at work. If I still have the same job... It also gives me time to find cards for you! It is all about you! Without you, I wouldn't be here today. You have only yourselves to blame.