Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Trade with Play at the Plate

Brian, from Play at the Plate, and I struck up a deal where I would send him 200 or so of my Texas Rangers for "whatever they were worth to him."  At the time I was trying to thin my collection and I was glad that the cards would go to a good home.

Yesterday in the mailbox I found a package from Texas.  Let's take a look inside!

All the cards in the package were from the 2012 Topps Archives set.  I'm still working on the short-prints and the reprints.  Six short-prints and two more reprints to cross of the list!

Two great power hitters: 1991 Cecil Fielder and 1988 Jack Clark. 

 A pair of lefties, one sweet swingin' and the other wild throwin': 1992 Sid Bream and 1992 Mitch Williams.

I wish these guys were still playing to help the Orioles reach the playoffs in 2012: 1972 Brooks Robinson and 1980 Ken Singleton.

This 1990 Shawon Dunston was my favorite card in the package.  Hey, I'm a Cubs fan.  Like you didn't see that coming.  But then . . .

. . . there was a 1955 rookie card reprint of Roberto Clemente staring back at me.  Good gracious, that's a pretty cool card.  I, like many collectors out there, love everything Clemente.  The actual 1955 card, in good shape, runs around $5,000, but this five dollar version is quite spectacular and it's going in my keeper album for sure.  I'll have to track down another for my Archives set!

Thanks for a great trade, Brian!  I couldn't be happier!


  1. Glad you liked them, I just wish I'd had more to send. I'll keep an eye out!

  2. I remember Roberto, I remember the Shawon-o-meter, but I'll never forget the Wild Thing! :-) Mom