Sunday, March 6, 2016

Superfly Supertrader

I'm still not sure how it all works, but I'm honored to be part of the Supertraders group put together by Wes. Most people from the group are actually my usual trading partners, so it makes it easier for everything to go smoothly. Plus, it's a great way to find new people to trade with (I'm actually pretty sure that was the whole point. A trading accelerator).
I've actually already received cards thanks to the initiative. I know there are some waiting for me from Wes (my good friend  Matt from Bob Walk the Plank is nice enough to serve as a post office platform), and I also got two envelopes. One from Tony (Off hiatus) and one from Brian (highly subjective). So yay !

Let's first have a look at what Tony was nice enough to send my way :

Plenty of minis, some with A&G backs. Can't go wrong with 81 Donruss, especially with Danny Ainge on it.

More early 80s stuff, some Heritage and a very nice Carter insert (ah, 90s....). Thanks a lot Tony, many of those will be going in my binders ! I'll make sure to put some Brewers aside, as usual.

Next up, some cards from Brian. Not for our usual trades. Not for our transatlantic triple breaks. But for #SUPERTRADERS.

 This here has always been one of my all time favorite cards. Maybe because at the time, an $8 card was a lot for me (I think that's what it was worth) and I had traded for it, but also because of its simple design. When I look at it 20 years later, I realize there are many more fancier Griffey cards out there, but this one's still special, as I had it in a frame for a long time in my room.

Autos and a relic ! Very nice Pompey chromey auto.

A little bit of everything. The Pompey Finest and Price Bowman's Best are my first taste of each issue from this year (well, last year now).

 Hologram ! That Carter Pacific card is also awesome, and I've always been a big fan of those Mc Donald's MVP World series issues. Great design. Some cool stickers (first time I've seen the one on the right) and some very crisp 91 Traded.

New York teams ! That Em Tunnell card is actually a 57 Topps. I'd probably be able to dwell myself in any vintage from any sport (Hockey is really cool as far as vintage goes. plenty of mustaches), but I need to try and stay focused. I really love the variety Brian sent. Lots of stuff from lots of eras.

 Two-sports kings. The Sanders is actually acetate and looks pretty cool. Museum Collection is neat also.
 1977 Mets cards for my ever growing collection

The great thing about having a large PC is that I get a ton of very various cards for each one of them. Love that Hall of gold

 Mr Mattingly, including a very cool silver SP and some oddballs. Always weird seeing him without a mustache.

Some Pat Burrell cards (including a gold SC parallel), and some Keith Hernandez.

 Yadier ! A&G, Heritage, Archives and flagship (well, opening day). Gives a good idea of what's been going on in the hobby for the past few years.

And finally, also included was a pack of 83 O PEE CHEE, that of course appeals to my Canadian roots, and that came complete with its piece of gum (I don't think even Gavin would give it a try)Jim Kaat is actually PC, so that's cool. And it was apparently a Cruz hot pack.

Thanks a lot Brian, all of those are greatly appreciated, and thanks for hitting on a bunch of my broad collecting needs !


  1. Looks like your mailbox has been blowing up! Glad you got my first package of cards I sent your way...another is on the slow boat to Paris!

    1. give me a chance to at least reciprocate ! thanks Tony

  2. That's funny - I opened one of those 83 O-Pee-Chee packs myself and got the same Tom Seaver and Jim Kaat cards - poor collation, O-Pee-Chee!
    It had been awhile since I mailed something your way, I had to load it up with all the stuff I've been stockpiling...

  3. You should gave another package on your doorstep real soon. Great cards from Brian

    1. great, I'll let you know as soon as I receive them ! Thanks Mark

  4. I think finding you some football will be my next mission.

    Love the cards Brian sent. He really hit all your pc's.

  5. I can confirm that gum does not look appetizing to me! Nice cards, though.

  6. you have some awesome trade partners! I'm working on a package for you now which should go out early next month. I'll let you know when it's on the way.