Sunday, January 28, 2018

The Devil and Daniel's Cardshop

I'm backed up. More than a personal problem, it's a trade post problem!  Here I am,  still celebrating summer with a package that dates back to August!

So what's the devil to do with my problem? Who doesn't want an netherworldly entity to blame for their problems? I'm certainly having a devil of a time finding the time to post anything at all.   It's too easy to credit Mr. Fallen for my poor time-management skills but I will when possible. It is certainly unfair to those awaiting some share time.

Daniel sent a nice lot of cards in August then followed it up with yet another in December, making my head spin.  [Insert Linda Blair joke here.]  The first package contained a crazy big batch of 92 Topps Micros.  These are fun little cards!  Not sure how I'm going to store them so for now they're team-bagged.  Who knew there were so many tiny Tigers?


Mr. Mischievous [not to be confused with said devil] sent another thoughtful package in December too, just because.  What can I say but thank you?

Who ordered the Piazza?

36 Piazzas in all.  I needed every single one of them.  How the devil did Daniel know this? Here are a few faves:

Daniel sent the base 03 Leaf along with the parallel 'Passing Through Time."   The front photos are the same but the parallel back features the front of his 1994 Leaf base card.

Looking a bit lot like 71 Topps, 2002 UD Vintage is easily one of my favorite Upper Deck designs. Topps didn't share these feelings.  I miss the competition.



The 2004 Leather and Lumber Rivals above is #d/2499.  Wow, what a rivalry too - most of us know about the incident from the 2000 World Series. If not, you can find it here I'm curious to know your thoughts - did Clemens throw the bat barrel at Piazza, or sincerely believe he was throwing the ball?

There were shiny blue foil parallels:


And yet another gem in this package.  From 2012 Tribute Retired Remnants #/99, Mr. Al Kaline:


This card has the WOW factor, gorgeous in-hand!   Daniel, it really is like having a card shop, shipped right to my door.  Thank you for the great trade!  You know we'll do it again!

In the meantime,  the devil continues to give me grief regarding the lack of space available to store cards I want to keep.  I made a nice little box for a giveaway but can't seem to drum up much interest.  This makes the cloven-hoofed heel wail at me with laughter.  I'm not advertising within post titles this year, shouting CONTEST HERE.  Not that it won't happen but readers should be rewarded.  Those who commented on my last post are duly noted and time runs nigh. I plan to stick it to the red guy.  He'll soon be looking for another gig.

25 comments:

  1. The 20-pocket coin pages work ok for those micros

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  2. Piazza and Clemens sharing a card. Lol.

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    1. funny for sure! i'm thinking they don't have a copy for themselves.

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  3. Certain relic cards still make me drool, and that Kaline definitely belongs to that fold. (And if Clemens thought it was the ball, that still doesn't explain why he fired it a good 80-90 MPH in the general direction of the ballboy.)

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    1. My thoughts exactly. He certainly wasn't throwing to first! And yes, Kaline is nice - and would've been even w/o the relic.

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  4. Love that Kaline Relic, very nice!

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  5. Those SPX cards ('04?) are awesome - in person the foil is some of the shiniest I've seen. The Clemens/Piazza thing is so weird, doesn't make sense either way, if he thought it was the ball or the bat.

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    1. SPX - so many good cards with that product. Most came out after I hung up my soft sleeves for awhile. Clemens doesn't realize - or care - if we are smarter than his explanation. Piazza certainly wasn't a perfect personality. Those two are like oil and water.

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  6. That Kaline is gorgeous! I've been a huge fan of his ever since I read an excellent article on him in Baseball Digest a few years back.

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    1. Mr. Tiger is one of the good guys. I so hate seeing him aging. We are slowly members from that great 68 season.

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  7. I remember building that UD Vintage set back when it came out. It was a lot of fun. Also, that is an absolutely gorgeous Kaline card.

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    1. I plan to pick up more cards from this set. I’ve always been amused by UD’s copyright infringement upon Topps product. Topps didn’t see this as flattery. Such a shame.

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  8. Glad you enjoyed the cards! Thanks again for all the cards and magazines you sent me! I had fun going through my Piazza doubles for you. Glad you needed them all!

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    1. Daniel, I’m not sure how you pulled that off! I’ll never have all his cards but your help filling some of the holes is appreciated!

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