Thursday, January 31, 2013

Goodies from the Netherlands!

January was a decent month for me.  As usual, work started back up early in January (the second week) which kept me plenty busy.  Besides my job, I also started a brand new blog (called Legend of LEGO) and hosted a group break.  Somehow, I also found a bit of time to complete a few trades - not as many as I would have preferred but hey, sometimes that's ok.

Speaking of trades, one of my latest packages is from Jeroen over in the Netherlands with his Dutch Card Guy blog.

Side note:  My wife and I are trying to plan a trip - the Netherlands are one of the possible destinations (the others under discussion include Portugal and a European cruise).  Of course, if we do go on a neat vacation like that, my card budget will take a serious hit...but it'd be worth it I think!

After all, there's always trading - right?

Jeroen sent me a bunch of 2012 Allen & Ginter minis from my want list - including the lovely Kate Upton (the only Upton that I want to hear about this year).

It wouldn't be a trade package from afar though if it didn't include some "bonus" cards.  Jeroen sent me a couple of Reds schedules...

...plus a big 'ol pile of assorted Reds.

Of the various Reds that I ended up receiving, I picked my four favorites (non-Larkin edition):

#4:  Joey Votto - Topps 206 parallel

Getting a parallel of one of my favorite currently players is always nice - even if this particular photo looks like it could be of almost anyone on the Reds team.

#3:  Tim Belcher - Fleer Ultra

I've been on a Fleer Ultra kick lately - Jeroen threw in a few different Ultras but the Belcher is one that I don't think (?) I already owned.

#2:  Joey Votto - Upper Deck First Edition

A Votto rookie is always awesome - especially one that I didn't previously own.  On the other hand, I don't get the point of Upper Deck First Edition - they seem like a super cheap knockoff of the UD base set (which also seems cheap).  I still like the World uniform that Votto sports though - great card even if the set itself stinks.

#1:  Brandon Phillips - Bowman something-or-other

I'm not going to try and figure out the set here - Bowman is too confusing to be worth my time.  However, I know a nice card when I see it - and this, my friends, is a gorgeous card!  If all Bowman looked like this I'd be hooked.  Great stuff - and shiny too!

Finally, there were also a few Barry Larkin cards thrown in - an addition that I always appreciate!

Thanks for the trade Jeroen - and if anyone else would like to trade, check out my want list and make an offer!

Trade Stack 46: An Allen & Ginter Mini Begins the Stack!

Here is how this works:
Every so often (i.e. whenever I feel like it), I will add a card to a "Trade Stack".  Whenever the stack becomes appealing enough to someone, that person needs to comment on the post saying they'd like to claim the stack AND tell me which card they are sending off of my want list.  That's all you have to do - trade me ONE card (or more, of course) card from my want list for the entire stack of cards that I'm offering.  Each time, it will be first come, first serve...so act quickly (unless of course you are a gambler and hope to wait it out until there are 10+ cards in the stack that you want in exchange for a single 2004 UD Vintage card that I am looking for)!

The Trade Stack:
Last update:  1/31/13

The last trade stack began with a bunch of puzzle cards and was claimed almost right away - certainly before I had a chance to add anything else to the stack.  Keep that in mind if you happen to want this stack...they often get claimed quite quickly!  In fact, by my count at least 12 of the Trade Stacks have been claimed after the first entry in the stack.  Put another way, there's about a 25% chance this stack will be claimed before I add a second card if history is any indication!

Today's stack starter is none other than one of the coveted Allen & Ginter mini cards.  In fact, this one is from 2010 - a set that I'm still working on.  You can't go wrong with the A&G minis - so claim it quickly!

As usual, you can get the entire stack for any ONE (or more) cards off my want list!

2010 Topps Allen & Ginter:
Regular back mini 264.  Captain Nemo

Want the card(s) in the stack?  Act fast - tell me which card you will send me off my want list in the comments below!  You must leave a comment on the trade stack post in order to claim the card - no more claims via email!  If no one claims this card within a reasonable amount of time (a few hours up to a few days, depending) - I'll add another card to the stack and the process will start again!


Previously Claimed Trade Stacks:
Stack 01:  2 cards by dayf
Stack 02:  8 cards by Justin
Stack 03:  17 cards by Cam
Stack 04:  4 cards by Cam
Stack 05:  9 cards by Daily Dimwit
Stack 06:  4 cards by The Lost Collector
Stack 07:  1 card by Baseball Dad
Stack 08:  1 card by M. Spiegel
Stack 09:  6 cards by bwsmith25
Stack 10:  6 cards by Baseball Dad
Stack 11:  1 card by Patrick
Stack 12:  5 cards by Matt B.
Stack 13:  4 cards by Steve G.
Stack 14:  3 cards by ShaneK
Stack 15:  7 cards by Ryan G
Stack 16:  1 card by longlivethewho
Stack 17:  4 cards by hiflew
Stack 18:  4 cards by Potch
Stack 19:  2 cards by Axemanohio
Stack 20:  5 cards by by Play at the Plate
Stack 21:  5 cards by BA Benny
Stack 22:  1 card by IkesCards
Stack 23:  8 cards by Axemanohio
Stack 24:  1 card by BA Benny
Stack 25:  2 cards by Jeff P.
Stack 26:  10 cards by Axemanohio
Stack 27:  1 card by BA Benny
Stack 28:  7 cards by ThingsAreFunnerHere
Stack 29:  3 cards by TheBrooklynMet
Stack 30:  4 cards by Adam C.
Stack 31:  10 cards by Play at the Plate
Stack 32:  8 cards by Josh D.
Stack 33:  6 cards by Baseball Dad
Stack 34:  1 card by Potch
Stack 35:  9 cards by Cool Breeze
Stack 36:  11 cards by Kev 
Stack 37:  6 cards by Tunguska
Stack 38:  12 cards by Baseball Dad
Stack 39:  8 cards by Spiegel83
Stack 40:  1 card by Kyle4KC
Stack 41:  4 cards by dayf
Stack 42:  1 card by AdamE
Stack 43:  1 card by madding
Stack 44:  10 cards by Commishbob
Stack 45:  1 (almost complete) puzzle by Baseball Dad
Stack 46:  ?? by ??

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Great Allen & Ginter Race

Anyone that has read my blog for a few weeks or more probably has seen one of my many trade stack posts.  Basically, the essence of the trade stack is that I start a pile of cards and keep adding to it until eventually it becomes good enough that someone "bites" and claims the entire stack in return for at least one card off of my want list.  One of my latest stacks was claimed by Bob over at '59 Topps.

Bob ended up with a pile of assorted cards (see the stack here).  In return, he sent me three cards off my want list - all from the 2012 edition of Topps Allen & Ginter.

First up, one of the two remaining code cards that I still need.

Quite honestly, I'm shocked at how long it has taken me to even get to the point of needing one more of the 50 code cards.  Since the Ginter code was broken fairly quickly, these would appear to have no further value.  Maybe people use them as packing material or something rather than realizing that there are a few poor suckers out there who are actually collecting the thing.  Anyhow, thanks to Bob I now only need one more card:  Trudy Givens.

The next two cards were both from the regular back mini set.

The Griffey Jr. card is one of the nicest cards in the set if you ask me - so I was obviously excited to get it in mini form.

As for the post title, here's the race part:

Which 2012 Allen & Ginter set will I finish first?  As I mentioned above, I only need one more code card - but then again, I only need a few more cards from most of the sets.  In case you are wondering, you can see my full want list by clicking the link - or refer to the 2012 A&G want list below.

N43:  N43- 10, 11, 14
Guys in Hats:  GH- 4, 5, 6, 7, 9
Fashionable Ladies:  2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10
Reg. back minis:  2, 11, 12, 23, 29, 34, 39, 42, 45, 66, 91, 96, 97, 103, 108, 111, 120, 127, 131, 135, 145, 156, 171, 179, 181, 182, 189, 195, 197, 199, 203, 220, 221, 229, 232, 243, 245, 262, 263, 288, 289, 294, 295, 299, 316, 323, 326, 336
Ad back minis:  206, 236
Black border minis:  13, 70, 74, 173, 325
Gold border minis:  12, 64, 70, 173, 206, 325
Murder in Willow Cove:  Trudy Givens
Currency of the World:
CW-1 Austria
CW-2 Argentina
CW-4 Brazil
CW-6 Ecuador
CW-7 East Caribbean
CW-8 Germany
CW-9 Great Britain
CW-10 Guatemala
CW-12 Falkland Islands
CW-13 France
CW-14 Ireland
CW-17 Italy
CW-18 Jamaica
CW-19 Mexico
CW-20 Nicaragua
CW-21 New Zealand
CW-22 Pakistan
CW-24 Russia
CW-25 Romania
CW-26 Turkey
CW-27 Spain
CW-29 Venezuela
CW-30 El Salvador

I'm willing to bet that I won't finish the currency set first - or, most likely at all.  In fact, since I'm going to have to figure out some way to generate some funds for this year's edition of Allen & Ginter, there's a fairly good chance that I'll end up selling the currency cards that I do have.  It's a shame - but sometimes that is what one has to do!

Thanks for the trade Bob - and for helping edge the 2012 A&G race a bit closer to completion!  As always, if anyone else would like to trade - check out my want list and make an offer!

More of the Fleer Ultra Packs!

Before I get to the next couple of packs from the 1999 Fleer Ultra box, I'd like to ask you to take a look at my younger brother's auctions on eBay.  He recently busted a couple of boxes of 2012 Bowman Sterling (for a price that I'll probably never be able to pay for a single box).  According to him, the boxes weren't great in terms of monetary value - you can find most of the contents for sale here.  With that said, let's look at a box that is definitely no where near as expensive (and for me anyhow, probably ten times more fun)!  That's right, it's time for another pair of packs out of my Fleer Ultra box.

Pack 13:
49.  Scott Brosius
60.  Tom Gordon
71.  Tony Graffanino

114.  Eric Davis
130.  Miguel Tejada
154.  Darryl Kile
168.  Tim Salmon
173.  Alex Rodriguez
191.  Juan Gonzalez
190G.  Gold Medallion:  Roger Clemens

All things considered, I've done quite alright with the Gold Medallion parallels.  Of course, if it isn't a Red, I don't necessarily need it - so like most of the other Gold Medallions that I've pulled, Clemens is available for trade should you be interested.  While I've been mostly happy with my parallel selection, I should note that this Clemens is my first duplicate of the box - that's right...two Gold Medallion cards of Roger Clemens.  Here's hoping someone wants at least one of them in exchange for something on my want list.

Pack 14:
1.  Greg Maddux
47.  Trevor Hoffman

87.  Derrek Lee
113.  Kenny Lofton
117.  Rondell White
144.  Orel Hershiser
181.  Raul Mondesi
189.  Mark Gruzielanek
219.  Season Crowns:  Ken Griffey Jr.

63G.  Gold Medallion:  Devon White

Of course.  Right after I said I was doing quite well in terms of player selection for the Gold Medallion cards, I pull a Devon White.  Blech.  The Griffey is part of the Season Crown short printed subset (seeded 1:8 packs).  I think I'll keep that one though since I've always liked Griffey a lot!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A New Group Break? Plus Some More from the Ultra Box

I'm going to bust another pair of packs out of my 1999 Fleer Ultra Christmas gift box, but before I get to that, I have a couple of questions about a potential group break.

1.  Would you be interested in joining a group break (baseball)?
2.  If so, what price point per team would you like me to strive for?
3.  Do you prefer one team of your choice or the one team of your choice plus one bonus team?
4.  Do you have any particular products you'd like to see included?
5.  Do you prefer boxes with the chance of "good" hits or boxes with lots of cards for each team?
6.  Are inserts preferable or just hits (think late 90s Fleer products in terms of inserts)
7.  Even if you don't have a specific answer for #4, what year(s) would you like to see represented in a group break?

I think that's enough - please leave your comments below!  Now, on to the next two packs out of the 1999 Fleer Ultra box!

Pack 11:
31.  Sean Casey

42.  Larry Sutton
104.  Butch Huskey
107.  Johnny Damon
153.  Chuck Knoblauch

193.  Troy Percival
196.  Ben Grieve
201.  Reggie Sanders
207.  Jeff Bagwell
225G.  Season Crowns Gold Medallion:  Travis Lee

The Season Crown Gold Medallion cards are seeded 1:80 packs which makes the Lee one of the rarest card types in the set (only the Diamond Produces - seeded 1:288 packs plus some of the serially numbered cards are rarer).  The pack also featured a pair of Reds - so it was a good pack all the way around.

Pack 12:
22.  Carl Everett

72.  Ken Griffey Jr.

82.  Todd Stottlemyre
125.  Roberto Hernandez
171.  Cal Eldred
178.  Sandy Alomar, Jr.
195.  Bill Mueller
197.  Luis Gonzalez
210.  Kenny Rogers
172G.  Gold Medallion:  Curt Schilling

I've always like baseball cards where the photo depicts the player making a play near the outfield wall.  The Everett in particular is a great looking (and interesting) card!  The Schilling is available for trade if anyone wants him.

Delivery Time! Another PWE with Larkins!

Not all that long ago, I completed a quick swap with Jeff over at 2x3 Heroes.  Jeff wanted an Adam Wilk card that I pulled in my repack box that I got for Christmas.  You can read about his end of the trade over at his fine blog here.

In return, Jeff sent me a trio of Larkins - including a 1992 Leaf Studio card that I haven't featured yet in my ongoing Barry Larkin Collection.

Speaking of Barry Larkin, last night I posted the next round of cards to vote on in my Barry Larkin Experiment (with the idea of decided which of the first 100 cards that I wrote about in my collection is the best)!  Be sure to check my archives and then vote using the polls on the right of my blog.

Thanks for the quick and easy swap Jeff!  And, as always, if anyone else wants to trade - check out my want list and make an offer.  I'm happy to do little trades or big trades!

Monday, January 28, 2013

The Barry Larkin Experiment: Begin Voting Now!

It's been quite some time since I last posted a poll for my ongoing Barry Larkin Card Experiment. In fact, the last post was dated November of 2012!  Now that the holidays are behind us and while spring training is still a gleaming date on the calendar, let's get to another round of voting.  Of course, before we get to the next group of cards to vote on, we should take a look at the results of the previous polls.

Here are the previous poll results (and a link to the updated bracket):



Now, it's on to the next few votes!  As always, vote using the polls on the right-hand side of my blog.

#28:  1992 Topps Stadium Club vs. #37:  2006 Fleer Greats of the Game

This should be a good match-up since both sets have a small following (but neither set seems to have the devoted fans that are common for many other sets like Masterpieces or even Ginter).  The bracket seeding here is #28 vs. #37 so no matter who wins this round, it's doubtful you'll see either card in the Elite Eight.

#12:  1991 Fleer All-Star vs. #53:  2011 Topps 60 Relic
That's not a typo - the '91 Fleer All-Star is indeed the #12 seed...and the relic is a mere 53rd seed.  If there was ever an upset waiting to happen, it's right here.  That said, one Larkin relic has already been knocked out of the competition (and by a '93 Upper Deck card no less)!

#21:  2006 Fleer Greats - Reds Greats Insert vs. #44 1990 Donruss

I'm going to be shocked if the 1990 Donruss cards managed to come within 10 votes of the Fleer Greats card.  Of the three votes, this one has the greatest chance (in my eyes anyhow) of being a shut-out vote.

As I mentioned, the polls are to the right on my blog sidebar.  Feel free to leave any comments explaining your votes - and if you want to defend 1990 Donruss, go ahead and try.

I Write About the Reds Too!

While you may think that this blog is nothing but baseball cards (and now LEGOs), you'd be wrong.

Alright, you'd be correct most of the time, but once in a while I actually write about my beloved Reds.  For instance, I recently wrote a short "way too early" preview for the Reds' upcoming 2013 season over at The Baseball Big Brother Project (you can find my post here).

The Baseball Big Brother Project is a fun blog that is mostly devoted to the "little" teams in MLB.  If you'd like to read about the likes of the Astros, Reds, Pirates, Padres, Rays, or Royals (plus a few others), then you are in luck!  I invite you to check out the blog, the various authors put in a lot of work (certainly more than I do).

As a preview to the article (and to entice you to click here to read it), I present the five items in the preview without any further exposition.

  • Starting Pitching:
  • Third Base:
  • Joey Votto
  • Bye Bye Houston
  • Aroldis Chapman

See, now you can't resist, can you?  Feel free to leave any comments on that entry OR here - I'm not always good at checking comments over at The Baseball Big Brother Project.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Pick a Pair of Pack(s)

Tomorrow begins the fourth week of the semester already - it's hard to believe that we are about about a quarter of the way through the spring semester...especially given how cold it has been lately.  I guess the one advantage of the college where I work starting back on January 7 is that we will be finished for the year before April is out.  That should leave plenty of time for me to blog about baseball during the "prime" of the season.  However, right now I most definitely do not have a lot of time...so here's a couple more quick packs out of my Fleer Ultra box.

Pack 9:
14.  Jose Guillen
17.  Walt Weiss
70.  Mark McGwire

I don't really like Big Mac all that much, but I can respect the great photo here.  In fact, this might the image that I think of when I think about the great home run chase.

78.  Albert Belle
118.  Billy Wagner
134.  Aaron Sele
172.  Curt Schilling
204.  Brad Fullmer
90G.  Gold Medallion:  Kevin Brown

Once again, the Gold Medallion card is available for trade should someone be a secret Kevin Brown collector.

5 of 15 WP.  World Premier:  Matt Anderson

The World Premier inserts are seeded 1:18 packs which makes them close to a one-per-box set.  Like the other insert sets, this one is also embossed.  It looks a bit better in person as compared to the scan, but even so it's not the most impressive insert that I've ever seen.

Pack 10:
29.  Charles Johnson
33.  Todd Zeile
51.  Bret Boone
58.  Willie McGee
81.  Omar Vizquel
127.  Justin Thompson
180.  Mo Vaughn
185.  Tony Clark
244.  Prospect:  Preston Wilson

40G.  Gold Medallion:  Rusty Greer

Not much to say about that pack - getting another short print was nice I guess.  Yep, Monday's coming.

Barry Larkin Collection 159: 1995 Bowman - #415

Barry Larkin
Year:  1995
Brand:  Bowman
Card number:  415

I'm not normally a fan of Bowman brand cards but the 1995 set might be an exception to my rule.  The front of the card features a nice action shot - and the border is (I guess) supposed to mimic some sort of three dimensional frame.  The team logo is a nice touch - but the photography really carries the front of the card.

As for the back, in 1995 Bowman was still doing the "stats versus each team" thing.  As you can see from Larkin's card, Larkin feasted on Marlins & Giants pitching (a .432 and .407 batting average against respectively).  On the other hand, Barry was probably happy he only faced the Phillies for six games since he hit a mere .095 against Philadelphia.  While the team versus statistics are kind of fun, I'm glad that they don't permeate most brands of baseball cards.  I'd much rather have season statistics for multiple seasons - that's a better indicator of a player's value in my eyes.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

The Winds of Change are a'Blowin'

It's probably a good thing that Topps is ready to release their 2013 flagship set.  As the days have gone on since Christmas (when my brother bought me a LEGO set on a whim), I've been more and more interested in the plastic figures and less and less interested in most things related to cards.

Will the 2013 Topps set shift the bulk of my attention back to cardboard?  I'm not sure, but it can't possibly hurt (can it?)...

Speaking of cardboard, here are another two packs of 1999 Fleer Ultra - a set that definitely interests me!

Pack 7:
2.  Greg Vaughn
24.  David Ortiz
90.  Kevin Brown
100.  Kerry Wood
102.  Jose Valentin
111.  Tony Womack

131.  Geoff Jenkins
141.  Bernie Williams
143.  Rafael Palmeiro
168G.  Gold Medallion:  Tim Salmon

The Womack photo is sweet!  

Pack 8:
10.  Brett Tomko
13.  Jamie Moyer
21.  Freddy Garcia
61.  Dante Bichette
64.  Frank Thomas
85.  John Olerud
121.  Edgar Martinez
200.  Scott Rolen
53G.  Gold Medallion:  Matt Williams

7 of 15 TC.  Thunderclap:  Frank Thomas

The Thunderclap cards are seeded 1:36 packs (which means they are less than one-per-box).  I'm always happy to get a "rare" card - even more so when it is of a player that I actually like!  The Thunderclap card is both shiny and embossed making it both look and "feel" (literally) like something special.

My First NEW 2013 Pack of the Year

I've opened a lot of packs already this year - but most packs were five or more years old (and for the group break).  Today, I get to open the first NEW pack of the year.

It's not a pack of 2013 Topps, and it's not Panini.

Nope, it's Phungo!

Paul (from the Phungo blog) has been making a custom set for a few years now.  This isn't the first time I was lucky enough to get a few of his Phungo cards (and I hope it won't be the last time)!  Let's take a peak at the pack.

I'm not wild about Buster Posey on the wrapper since he knocked the Reds out of the postseason but I'm not one to judge a book by its cover.

So, how'd I do with the pack itself?  Well, consider this.  I highly doubt I'll open a single pack out of any other 2013 product that will be better!

First, a bunch of Phungo originals.

Madson is a bit of downer since he basically just collected a paycheck from the Reds for the year while sitting on his bum.  On the other hand, Frazier played his tail off and (along with Ryan Ludwick) pretty much carried the Reds while Votto was out with his injury in 2012.  Scott Rolen is another favorite of mine (and a nice looking card to boot)!

Anyone who has had the privilege of opening a Phungo pack knows that it's not just Phungo cards within.  There are also cards by "other" manufacturers.  Some of my favorites from that group of cards include an Allen & Ginter "World's Biggest" mini card that I've needed since 2010.
It takes a special kind of collector to be excited about receiving a card featuring nothing but steam but hey, that's what Ginter will do to a person!  The World's Biggest insert set is a lot of fun - and one that I still hope to eventually finish.  In case you are curious and/or have some lying around, here's what I still need from 2010 Allen & Ginter:

World's Biggest:  6, 7, 9, 14, 15, 16, 19, 21, 25
Celestial Stars:  CS 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11
Regular back minis:  6, 8, 20, 34, 51, 54, 58, 106, 109,  114, 170, 178, 184, 187, 212, 228, 230, 231, 235, 246, 254, 274, 278, 280, 294

Other awesome cards include this well-loved (but much appreciated) Vada Pinson card.

That's not a reprint kids.  Phungo don't roll that way!  I don't have all that many cards from pre-1982 so anytime I get one I'm appreciative!  I doubt I'll ever have the proper funds necessary to complete all the old Topps sets but I might be able to someday complete the Reds team sets (except for pesky cards like the Pete Rose rookie card).

And, second perhaps to only the Ginter mini that I needed is a bunch of new-to-me Barry Larkin cards!

Thanks for all the sweet cards Paul!  You've set the bar amazingly high for the other 2013 products.  The ball is in your court now Topps, let's see what you've got!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Friday Night Pack Rip x2

I've decided to try and spread the 1999 Fleer Ultra pack busting out a bit which should help explain why we are only up to packs 5 and 6 despite me starting the pack ripping on Wednesday.  Enough chatter though, let's look at some new (yet old) cards!

Pack 5:
5.  Todd Walker
9.  Delino DeShields
67.  Pat Meares
91.  Kevin Young
152.  Jim Leyritz
165.  Chan Ho Park
198.  Will Clark
215.  Checklist:  Ken Griffey Jr.

242.  Prospect:  Bruce Chen

38G.  Gold Medallion:  Antonio Osuna

The Griffey photo is a bit strange, yet I think it works for a checklist card for some reason.  The Chen is one of the short printed prospect cards.  The Osuna is probably needed by at least one of the many Dodger bloggers out there (yes?).

Pack 6:
32.  Bobby Bonilla
44.  Otis Nixon

52.  Masato Yoshii
68.  Brian Meadows
115.  Jeff Conine
132.  Wade Boggs
182.  Hideki Irabu
211.  Checklist:  Kerry Wood
208G.  Gold Medallion:  Hideo Nomo

15 of 20 BO.  The Book On...  Mike Piazza

Not the most inspiring pack for myself - though I shouldn't complain about the insert seeing as how they are seeded 1:6 packs.  As usual, the Gold Medallion is available for trade should someone desire Nomo as a Met.

Trade Stack 45: Starting Over Again!

Here is how this works:
Every so often (i.e. whenever I feel like it), I will add a card to a "Trade Stack".  Whenever the stack becomes appealing enough to someone, that person needs to comment on the post saying they'd like to claim the stack AND tell me which card they are sending off of my want list.  That's all you have to do - trade me ONE card (or more, of course) card from my want list for the entire stack of cards that I'm offering.  Each time, it will be first come, first serve...so act quickly (unless of course you are a gambler and hope to wait it out until there are 10+ cards in the stack that you want in exchange for a single 2004 UD Vintage card that I am looking for)!

The Trade Stack:
Last update:  1/19/13

Normally, I start out each stack with a single card and then I add cards (one at a time) to the stack.  For Stack #45, I'm going to mix things up slightly by starting with 20 different "cards" where each card features 3 puzzle pieces of a Willie Stargell puzzle by Donruss.  In other words, you will get the full puzzle (except for pieces 52,53,54 which are all found on one "card."   Sure, it's a bit of a different start to the stack, but hey, variety is the spice! 

As usual, you can get the entire stack for any ONE (or more) cards off my want list!

1991 Donruss:
Willie Stargell Puzzle (only missing one "card"):



Want the card(s) in the stack?  Act fast - tell me which card you will send me off my want list in the comments below!  You must leave a comment on the trade stack post in order to claim the card - no more claims via email!  If no one claims this card within a reasonable amount of time (a few hours up to a few days, depending) - I'll add another card to the stack and the process will start again!


Previously Claimed Trade Stacks:
Stack 01:  2 cards by dayf
Stack 02:  8 cards by Justin
Stack 03:  17 cards by Cam
Stack 04:  4 cards by Cam
Stack 05:  9 cards by Daily Dimwit
Stack 06:  4 cards by The Lost Collector
Stack 07:  1 card by Baseball Dad
Stack 08:  1 card by M. Spiegel
Stack 09:  6 cards by bwsmith25
Stack 10:  6 cards by Baseball Dad
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Stack 21:  5 cards by BA Benny
Stack 22:  1 card by IkesCards
Stack 23:  8 cards by Axemanohio
Stack 24:  1 card by BA Benny
Stack 25:  2 cards by Jeff P.
Stack 26:  10 cards by Axemanohio
Stack 27:  1 card by BA Benny
Stack 28:  7 cards by ThingsAreFunnerHere
Stack 29:  3 cards by TheBrooklynMet
Stack 30:  4 cards by Adam C.
Stack 31:  10 cards by Play at the Plate
Stack 32:  8 cards by Josh D.
Stack 33:  6 cards by Baseball Dad
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Stack 35:  9 cards by Cool Breeze
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Stack 38:  12 cards by Baseball Dad
Stack 39:  8 cards by Spiegel83
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