Friday, November 30, 2018

Barry Larkin Collection 630: 2001 Fleer E-X - #7

Barry Larkin
Year:  2001
Brand:  Fleer E-X
Card number:  7

The Fleer E-X 2001 set is too much of a mess for me try to explain, but I can say this:  the base cards are quite nice!  In fact, if I had the opportunity, I think I would enjoy busting a box of E-X, though I wouldn't try to actually collect the full set because of how stupid the thing was distributed (see details of that here).

As for the Larkin card, this is Larkin's only base card in the set.  The card does have a parallel version (called Essential Credentials and it is numbered out of only 299).  Larkin wasn't featured in any inserts or hits in the set which means that this set is actually one that I may be able to complete* some day!

*complete in this sense meaning acquire all the Larkin cards from the set.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Trade Stack 93: Here Comes the Gold Label!

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)!

New rule:  Please note that shipping large packages to Canada (or overseas) has become too expensive, at least when it means that all I am getting in return is a single base card.  If you happen to want me to ship to a place not in the US, please contact me first.  Maybe we can work out a larger deal that will make the increase in postage worthwhile.  I am sorry for that as I have a number of great traders in Canada but I have no control over what the USPS charges for shipping!

The Trade Stack:
Last update: 11/29/18

This is just getting silly now.  The Trade Stack has reached 33 cards including a whole lot of 90s awesomeness along with a smattering of cards from recent years (including this year).  Surely someone will bite this time, right?!

Remember, you get the entire pile in exchange for at least one card off my want list (or pretty much anything LEGO since I've been getting more and more into collecting LEGO as well)!

2001 Topps Gold Label:
23.  Darin Erstad (Angels)
60.  Juan Gonzalez (Indians)

1999 Upper Deck Retro:
90.  George Brett (Royals)

1991 Topps Archives:
284.  Bob Lemon (Indians)
26.  Dale Mitchell (Indians)
80.  Jim Hegan (Indians)
333.  Larry Doby (Indians)
84.  Bob Hooper (Indians)
75.  Mike Garcia (Indians)
33.  Bob Kennedy (Indians)
337.  Checklist
25.  Ray Boone (Indians)


1991 Topps Archives:
150.  Harry Simpson (Indians)


2001 Fleer Futures:
4.  Troy O'Leary (Red Sox)
124.  Carl Everett (Red Sox)
168.  Trot Nixon (Red Sox)

1995 Upper Deck Collector's Choice:
24.  Dave Stevens (Twins)
25.  Dustin Hermanson (Padres)
26.  Paul Shuey (Indians)


1994 Topps:
Topps Gold parallel:
351.  Gary DiSarcina (Angels)
506.  Leo Gomez (Orioles)
570.  Brian Meadows (Marlins)


1998 Upper Deck Retro:
115.  Mark Kotsay (Marlins)
117.  Richard Hidalgo (Astros)


2018 Topps Allen & Ginter:
World's Greatest Beaches:
WGB-5.  South Beach

2017 Topps Heritage:
24.  Ryan Schimph (Padres)
81.  Adam Rosales (Padres)
163.  Brett Wallace (Padres)
345.  Jarred Cosart (Padres)
358.  Padres Checklist (Padres)


1998 Fleer Sports Illustrated:
Great Shots mini poster:
7 of 25 GS.  Mark McGwire (Cardinals)


2018 Topps Gypsy Queen:
130.  Michael Fulmer (Tigers)


2009 Upper Deck Goudey
4-in-1:  (Green border parallel)

35-56.  Russell Martin (Dodgers), Brian McCann (Braves), Ryan Doumit (Pirates), Geovany Soto (Cubs)

If you want the stack, remember - all you need to do is offer up any one card from my want list.  



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:  8 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 47:  5 cards by The Junior Junkie
Stack 48:  4 cards by dayf
Stack 49:  9 cards by Swing and a Pop-Up
Stack 50:  9 cards by Commishbob
Stack 51:  3 cards by Need More Cardboard
Stack 52:  1 card by Play at the Plate
Stack 53:  12 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 54:  4 cards by The Junior Junkie
Stack 55:  9 cards by Spiegel83
Stack 56:  2 cards cards by Joe Frecker
Stack 57:  4 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 58:  2 cards by Chunter
Stack 59:  9 cards by Baseball Dad
Stack 60:  8 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 61:  13 cards by Mark Hoyle
Stack 62:  9 cards by Nick
Stack 63:  9 cards by buckstorecards 
Stack 64:  7 cards by Mark Hoyle
Stack 65:  2 cards by Play at the Plate
Stack 66:  10 cards by Roger
Stack 67:  14 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 68:  5 cards cards by Jeff Jones
Stack 69:  17 cards by Steve D.
Stack 70:  2 cards by Jeff Jones
Stack 71:  8 cards by defgav
Stack 72:  24 cards by Trevor P.
Stack 73:  1 card by Night Owl
Stack 74:  3 cards by David
Stack 75:  4 cards by Trevor P.
Stack 76:  14 cards by Trevor P.
Stack 77:  15 cards by Dayf
Stack 78:  29 cards by Chris
Stack 79:  26 cards by John H.
Stack 80:  14 cards by David G.
Stack 81:  3 cards by Trevor P.
Stack 82:  6 cards by Matt S.
Stack 83:  26 cards by Gavin
Stack 84:  1 card by Gavin
Stack 85:  29 cards by arpsmith
Stack 86:  10 cards by Henry
Stack 87:  15 cards by Henry
Stack 88:  5 cards by Adam K.
Stack 89:  7 cards by TSHenson
Stack 90:  16 cards by Trevor P.
Stack 91:  1 card by Chris
Stack 92:  7 cards by defgav
Stack 93:  ?? by ??

Delivery Time! A Package from December (2017)

In my (almost over) quest to get all caught up in trade posts, it's time to finally post about a package from Dennis over at Too Many Verlanders that actually arrived in December of last year.  In my defense though, the package was a large, flat rate bubble mailer that meant the particular package always had to be on the bottom of the stack (or else the stack of mail would inevitably fall over).  Even better, I have since received a second package from Dennis that I did get posted on my blog in a much more reasonable amount of time!

So rather than continuing on focusing on my posting shortcomings in the past year, let's instead celebrate the generosity of one of Michigan's finest!

Dennis' package was a surprise mailing - and the main reason for the mailing was actually not baseball cards (though he did include a smattering of random Reds).  Instead, the highlight was this:

That's a 1987 Sports Illustrated featuring Eric the Red on the front cover.  Now, I am the first to admit that I don't collect magazine (lord knows my lovely wife might actually kill me if I add yet another collection to my repertoire.  That said, I did enjoy reading through the magazine...and man.  I was born in 1982 and this magazine came out when I was only five years old.  Still, based on some of the advertisements (in particular) in the magazine, it's clear that time truly waits for no one.

Case in point:

First of all, Radio Shack is (I'm pretty sure) extinct.  You know what else is extinct?  Almost everything in this photograph, including that dude's short shorts (sometimes things are definitely best left behind in time). 

While I definitely enjoyed the ads in the magazine (and the article on Eric Davis), there were a couple of other interesting articles in there including one on Jim Abbott. 

I give Abbott great respect for what he was able to do on the baseball diamond.  I think it's pretty cool that Sports Illustrated did this feature while Abbott was still only a sophomore in college. 

The magazine was definitely fun to flip through (and I will be passing it onto my younger brother who wasn't even born in 1987 - I think he'll get a kick out of everything as well).  I do have to show another pair of advertisements though...

I have to ask...does anyone today find that car remotely beautiful?  I'm guessing not (or else maybe I just offended half of my readers, could go either way here I suppose).

And finally, one more bit of proof that time knows no limits:

Wow.  Not all that long ago, I read a book all about Bell Laboratories, AT&T, etc. which was actually quite fascinating (even if it was a bit of a dry read).  In terms of the ad, I love the last paragraph which I'll transcribe below if you can't read the scan:
"And as phones grow more powerful and computers grow more sociable, the benefits to all of us will grow only more abundant."
I am willing to wager that there wasn't anyone at AT&T (or any other company) who could imagine what technology, specifically phones, look like about 30 years after this ad was produced.  We've come a long way from that little cardboard insert making your phone a more powerful computing machine.

Many thanks for the great package, Dennis!  Once again, I apologize for the amount of time that it took me to post about it...but at least I was able to finally set aside time to do a proper read through of the magazine (and a corresponding post). 

At this point, I only have one more old card package to show off on the blog (and it's not even that old, it arrived around August 1 of this year).  Once that's done, I'll be officially caught up...which means let's get the trade flood gates opened back up!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Delivery Time! I Remember the Astrodome

I'm still working my way through the remaining few trade packages that had accumulated on my desk over the past few months.  Today's post is the last of the PWEs - and once this post is written, I'll only have two more outstanding packages from before November!  Let's be honest, even I am shocked by how quickly I've managed to whittle down what was definitely a daunting stack of envelopes!

Speaking of envelopes, let's get to today's package.  It comes courtesy of Marc over at Remember the Astrodome.  Marc and I have swapped a number of PWEs lately, with this one being the latest from him (luckily I was all caught up on previous packages from Marc)!

Inside the PWE was a potent punch of a couple of Barry Larkin cards including a gold parallel that I didn't yet own.

Marc also included a few Reds inserts to round out the package - the best of which has to be this Brett Tomko card where he is trying (and presumably failing) to lay down a bunt.

Thanks for the great little envelope of cards, Marc.  As for anyone else, I'm basically all caught up on trades (or will be shortly) so let's get some new trades going!  You can find a list of all my trade bait here - and my want list is here.  Check out both lists and then shoot me an offer!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Barry Larkin Collection 629: 2001 Fleer Futures - #145

Barry Larkin
Year:  2001
Brand:  Fleer Futures
Card number:  145

The only thing good that I can say about the Fleer Futures design from 2001 is that I did sort of like the textured elements on the card.  Otherwise, this is simply a boring mess of a design coupled with a rather dull photograph of Larkin.

The back of the card isn't much better.  The colors used are weird - they don't even match between the various boxes and I generally dislike being given only X number of years' worth of career statistics for a veteran player.  The Seasons Best line at the bottom is alright I guess, but it's nowhere near unique enough to save the card back for me.

In the end, I'm glad to have the Larkin card in my collection but I wasn't happy to learn that I'm still missing the Black Gold parallel in the set (numbered out of 499).  Actually, based on images I saw, I think the black design works better than the silver used for the base cards. 

Monday, November 26, 2018

Johnny's Big Fun Game Results!

Here's another trade envelope that has been sitting on my desk for quite some time waiting for me to write about it.  The package is courtesy of Johnny's Trading Spot and it was my prize from his Big Fun Game that he ran back in June of this year.

The essence of the game was each participant picked a number at random and then they got the corresponding prize that went with that particular number.  I think there may have been an element of stealing possible as well, but that didn't come into play for me.  When it was my turn, I chose #1 and ended up with a 50 pack of Sammy Sosa cards. 

If I'm being honest, I don't exactly know what I'm going to do with all of those cards.  A few will (possibly) end up in my non-Reds Frankenset, a few others I kept for possible set builds down the road (1992 Topps for instance), but the rest will probably be distributed to my trading partners over time.  I think I probably still owe Tom some more Cubs so he'll probably end up with a lot of the Sammy Sosa Cub cards here.

Thanks for hosting the game, John.  It was fun to watch and play along - especially for me since I had a lot of sleepless nights in June with my baby!

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Trade Stack 93: The Stack Reaches 31 Cards!! (Powder Blue Alert!)

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)!

New rule:  Please note that shipping large packages to Canada (or overseas) has become too expensive, at least when it means that all I am getting in return is a single base card.  If you happen to want me to ship to a place not in the US, please contact me first.  Maybe we can work out a larger deal that will make the increase in postage worthwhile.  I am sorry for that as I have a number of great traders in Canada but I have no control over what the USPS charges for shipping!

The Trade Stack:
Last update: 11/25/18

I'm anxious to get rid of the current Trade Stack - I thought for sure adding nine cards at once would be the ticket to convince someone to claim the pile, but alas, no one did.  As such, I'm going back to introducing some star players in the pile - starting with George Brett from one of my all-time favorite Upper Deck sets:  Upper Deck Retro!

Today's card is also notable in that it features those wonderful powder blue uniforms of the Royals - surely this is enough for someone to jump in a claim the entire Stack, right?  I'd love to inch ever closer on some of the sets that I'm actually working on...

Remember, you get the entire pile in exchange for at least one card off my want list (or pretty much anything LEGO since I've been getting more and more into collecting LEGO as well)!

1999 Upper Deck Retro:
90.  George Brett (Royals)

1991 Topps Archives:
284.  Bob Lemon (Indians)
26.  Dale Mitchell (Indians)
80.  Jim Hegan (Indians)
333.  Larry Doby (Indians)
84.  Bob Hooper (Indians)
75.  Mike Garcia (Indians)
33.  Bob Kennedy (Indians)
337.  Checklist
25.  Ray Boone (Indians)


1991 Topps Archives:
150.  Harry Simpson (Indians)


2001 Fleer Futures:
4.  Troy O'Leary (Red Sox)
124.  Carl Everett (Red Sox)
168.  Trot Nixon (Red Sox)

1995 Upper Deck Collector's Choice:
24.  Dave Stevens (Twins)
25.  Dustin Hermanson (Padres)
26.  Paul Shuey (Indians)


1994 Topps:
Topps Gold parallel:
351.  Gary DiSarcina (Angels)
506.  Leo Gomez (Orioles)
570.  Brian Meadows (Marlins)


1998 Upper Deck Retro:
115.  Mark Kotsay (Marlins)
117.  Richard Hidalgo (Astros)


2018 Topps Allen & Ginter:
World's Greatest Beaches:
WGB-5.  South Beach

2017 Topps Heritage:
24.  Ryan Schimph (Padres)
81.  Adam Rosales (Padres)
163.  Brett Wallace (Padres)
345.  Jarred Cosart (Padres)
358.  Padres Checklist (Padres)


1998 Fleer Sports Illustrated:
Great Shots mini poster:
7 of 25 GS.  Mark McGwire (Cardinals)


2018 Topps Gypsy Queen:
130.  Michael Fulmer (Tigers)


2009 Upper Deck Goudey
4-in-1:  (Green border parallel)

35-56.  Russell Martin (Dodgers), Brian McCann (Braves), Ryan Doumit (Pirates), Geovany Soto (Cubs)

If you want the stack, remember - all you need to do is offer up any one card from my want list.  



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:  8 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 47:  5 cards by The Junior Junkie
Stack 48:  4 cards by dayf
Stack 49:  9 cards by Swing and a Pop-Up
Stack 50:  9 cards by Commishbob
Stack 51:  3 cards by Need More Cardboard
Stack 52:  1 card by Play at the Plate
Stack 53:  12 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 54:  4 cards by The Junior Junkie
Stack 55:  9 cards by Spiegel83
Stack 56:  2 cards cards by Joe Frecker
Stack 57:  4 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 58:  2 cards by Chunter
Stack 59:  9 cards by Baseball Dad
Stack 60:  8 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 61:  13 cards by Mark Hoyle
Stack 62:  9 cards by Nick
Stack 63:  9 cards by buckstorecards 
Stack 64:  7 cards by Mark Hoyle
Stack 65:  2 cards by Play at the Plate
Stack 66:  10 cards by Roger
Stack 67:  14 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 68:  5 cards cards by Jeff Jones
Stack 69:  17 cards by Steve D.
Stack 70:  2 cards by Jeff Jones
Stack 71:  8 cards by defgav
Stack 72:  24 cards by Trevor P.
Stack 73:  1 card by Night Owl
Stack 74:  3 cards by David
Stack 75:  4 cards by Trevor P.
Stack 76:  14 cards by Trevor P.
Stack 77:  15 cards by Dayf
Stack 78:  29 cards by Chris
Stack 79:  26 cards by John H.
Stack 80:  14 cards by David G.
Stack 81:  3 cards by Trevor P.
Stack 82:  6 cards by Matt S.
Stack 83:  26 cards by Gavin
Stack 84:  1 card by Gavin
Stack 85:  29 cards by arpsmith
Stack 86:  10 cards by Henry
Stack 87:  15 cards by Henry
Stack 88:  5 cards by Adam K.
Stack 89:  7 cards by TSHenson
Stack 90:  16 cards by Trevor P.
Stack 91:  1 card by Chris
Stack 92:  7 cards by defgav
Stack 93:  ?? by ??

Some Group Break Results from a Break that I Joined, but Didn't Host!

Back in June, Colbey (from Cardboard Collections) held one of his Affordable Group Breaks in which I was able to snag the Reds (and later was assigned the Mets as my random team).   The break consisted of a box of 2002 Upper Deck Diamond Connections and a box of 2003 Upper Deck 40 Man Baseball.  Although I no longer remember for sure, I think Colbey added in some random extra packs as well - or at least he added in some extra cards since not all the cards I ended up with are from the two boxes in the break.

Being honest, I didn't do particularly well in the break - but that's to be expected since the Reds were a pretty awful team in 2002 and 2003.  My main goal for joining the break was to acquire new Larkin cards - and while I can't say I got multiple Larkins, I did get one Larkin from the 40 Man set.

The main highlight from the Diamond Connection box was this nice Ken Griffey, Jr. card.  I'll never complain about adding new Griffeys to my collection!

On the Mets side of things, well, what to say.  The Mets didn't offer up much great, though this pair of Diamond Connection cards of Alomar and Piazza was nice enough.

Not every group break has to be big or full of hits - as both Colbey and I know since we each like to bust older products that have more of a focus on the base card and inserts.  I ended up walking away with a new Larkin for myself plus a few other Reds cards that might end up in my Reds Frankenset (when/if I ever get that thing put together).  All in all, I'd say it was a success.

Thanks for hosting the break, Colbey.  I know hosting can be fun - but it is also a ton of work and I appreciate what you do!  I also appreciate that I'm making incredible progress in terms of getting caught back up on trade packages - by my count I only have four more baseball packages sitting on my desk...I probably won't get to them all before December 1 but it might be close!   

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Trade Stack 93: Adding NINE Cards Today - Total of 30 Cards in the Stack Now!!

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)!

New rule:  Please note that shipping large packages to Canada (or overseas) has become too expensive, at least when it means that all I am getting in return is a single base card.  If you happen to want me to ship to a place not in the US, please contact me first.  Maybe we can work out a larger deal that will make the increase in postage worthwhile.  I am sorry for that as I have a number of great traders in Canada but I have no control over what the USPS charges for shipping!

The Trade Stack:
Last update: 11/24/18

In my latest group break, I ended up having to eat a bunch of unclaimed slots.  Among the teams that I ended up with was the Cleveland Indians.  The Indians were a big part of the 1991 Topps Archives set - and while I added a single card from that set to the Trade Stack about a week ago, today's addition means you could have a huge chunk of the Indians' teams set if you claim the Stack now (not to mention all of the other great cards in the pile).

And what a pile it is!  After today's addition, we are up to 30cards in the Stack...surely there is something of interest to you now...and you get the entire pile in exchange for at least one card off my want list (or pretty much anything LEGO since I've been getting more and more into collecting LEGO as well)!

1991 Topps Archives:
284.  Bob Lemon (Indians)
26.  Dale Mitchell (Indians)
80.  Jim Hegan (Indians)
333.  Larry Doby (Indians)
84.  Bob Hooper (Indians)
75.  Mike Garcia (Indians)
33.  Bob Kennedy (Indians)
337.  Checklist
25.  Ray Boone (Indians)


1991 Topps Archives:
150.  Harry Simpson (Indians)


2001 Fleer Futures:
4.  Troy O'Leary (Red Sox)
124.  Carl Everett (Red Sox)
168.  Trot Nixon (Red Sox)

1995 Upper Deck Collector's Choice:
24.  Dave Stevens (Twins)
25.  Dustin Hermanson (Padres)
26.  Paul Shuey (Indians)


1994 Topps:
Topps Gold parallel:
351.  Gary DiSarcina (Angels)
506.  Leo Gomez (Orioles)
570.  Brian Meadows (Marlins)


1998 Upper Deck Retro:
115.  Mark Kotsay (Marlins)
117.  Richard Hidalgo (Astros)


2018 Topps Allen & Ginter:
World's Greatest Beaches:
WGB-5.  South Beach

2017 Topps Heritage:
24.  Ryan Schimph (Padres)
81.  Adam Rosales (Padres)
163.  Brett Wallace (Padres)
345.  Jarred Cosart (Padres)
358.  Padres Checklist (Padres)


1998 Fleer Sports Illustrated:
Great Shots mini poster:
7 of 25 GS.  Mark McGwire (Cardinals)


2018 Topps Gypsy Queen:
130.  Michael Fulmer (Tigers)


2009 Upper Deck Goudey
4-in-1:  (Green border parallel)

35-56.  Russell Martin (Dodgers), Brian McCann (Braves), Ryan Doumit (Pirates), Geovany Soto (Cubs)

If you want the stack, remember - all you need to do is offer up any one card from my want list.  



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:  8 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 47:  5 cards by The Junior Junkie
Stack 48:  4 cards by dayf
Stack 49:  9 cards by Swing and a Pop-Up
Stack 50:  9 cards by Commishbob
Stack 51:  3 cards by Need More Cardboard
Stack 52:  1 card by Play at the Plate
Stack 53:  12 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 54:  4 cards by The Junior Junkie
Stack 55:  9 cards by Spiegel83
Stack 56:  2 cards cards by Joe Frecker
Stack 57:  4 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 58:  2 cards by Chunter
Stack 59:  9 cards by Baseball Dad
Stack 60:  8 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 61:  13 cards by Mark Hoyle
Stack 62:  9 cards by Nick
Stack 63:  9 cards by buckstorecards 
Stack 64:  7 cards by Mark Hoyle
Stack 65:  2 cards by Play at the Plate
Stack 66:  10 cards by Roger
Stack 67:  14 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 68:  5 cards cards by Jeff Jones
Stack 69:  17 cards by Steve D.
Stack 70:  2 cards by Jeff Jones
Stack 71:  8 cards by defgav
Stack 72:  24 cards by Trevor P.
Stack 73:  1 card by Night Owl
Stack 74:  3 cards by David
Stack 75:  4 cards by Trevor P.
Stack 76:  14 cards by Trevor P.
Stack 77:  15 cards by Dayf
Stack 78:  29 cards by Chris
Stack 79:  26 cards by John H.
Stack 80:  14 cards by David G.
Stack 81:  3 cards by Trevor P.
Stack 82:  6 cards by Matt S.
Stack 83:  26 cards by Gavin
Stack 84:  1 card by Gavin
Stack 85:  29 cards by arpsmith
Stack 86:  10 cards by Henry
Stack 87:  15 cards by Henry
Stack 88:  5 cards by Adam K.
Stack 89:  7 cards by TSHenson
Stack 90:  16 cards by Trevor P.
Stack 91:  1 card by Chris
Stack 92:  7 cards by defgav
Stack 93:  ?? by ??