Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Bob walks for an inside the park home run

The whole purpose of this blog, as I've already said numerous times, is to talk about cards (makes sense), but more importantly, to meet people with the same obsession) interest as me and to trade as much as possible. I don't have much to offer (besides a heart of gold and a whole bunch of low end cards), but I figure that since I enjoy as much your everyday Blue Jays or PC common as a high end and low numbered auto or relic, there are probably others like me out there (you know who you are. And if I don't know you yet, please step forward !).

Anyway, we've been exchanging mails with Matt from Bob Walk the plank (great name, great blog, great blogger) and pulled the trigger on a blind trade. A 'let's go in the woods in the dark, I'll show you mine and you'll show me yours' kind of deal. And, well, let's just say that I feel like I got the prom queen to show me hers. And she showed me a little bit of everything.

 Gypgsy Queen definitely looks better in black. And mini. And with a serial.

Those mini relics are really a hit. Don't know who came up with the idea in the first place, but great one ! Already had the Alex Rios from that collection, so that's a nice addition.

My first Chacin auto, and a great looking one at that. It's all shiny and all, which the scan doesn't show.

I had no idea Pristine existed before yesterday. And today, I get this sealed and encased card of Halladay from the Uncirculated insert set. It's really pretty cool (I wonder how I landed the Prom queen with sentences like 'it's pretty cool'), and limited to 375 copies. Nobody ever touched that card (not the case of the Prom queen, but who am I to judge ?) ! and now it's mine !

Here's the monster from the package. An incredible looking Triple Threads numbered 1/9.
1 of 9 ! I don't own any printing plates or 1/1 yet, but this one is a real beauty. Now I know why they make super thick top loaders. It's a sticker auto and I still love that card. It says a lot !

 Matt even managed to hit my Knicks collection needs with this cool Allan Houston card numbered out of 99.

Thanks a lot Matt. Really. I'm so grateful that I can't begin to express it.
I just hope you'll call me after that and that it won't be a one night stand !


  1. Matt is uber-generous! Hope you get that second date! After sending your package on Friday, I came home to find the stack of Maddux still on my desk. I'll send it next time around. :)

  2. I've found Matt to be very generous as well.

  3. It was my pleasure Kevin! I'll give you a second date. I'm glad you liked the Gose. I actually pulled that from the one and only box of Triple Threads I've ever opened. Appreciate all the kind words and look forward to more swapping.