Trade packages often help me get going again. I love the challenge of trying to find cards to make the other end of the deal worth the trader's time, thought, effort, and postage. That being said, I've been stockpiling some cards for a month or so now and a visit to the post office is will be needed shortly to send some return packages out. Fun-fun!
One of those packages will be going to CEO of Off Hiatus Baseball Cards. Tony is a great trader and he recently reached out to me about my 1984 Topps set. I've haven't publicized my attempt to complete the set too much; nevertheless, Tony sniffed out my want list and he just about put this baby to bed. The list was 150 cards and now it is 6.
The subtitle of Tony's blog is pretty fitting, "Collecting Brewers cards so you don't have to." Isn't that what's great about the blogosphere? I can turn my unwanted Brewers in Cubs!
Relics of the Crime Dog and Marlin Byrd? Heck yeah! I'm not sure I have enough Brewers cards to equal the weight these two carry, but I'll do my best to please with members of the Brew Crew!
Hector Villanueva! Man, he was such a big name in my household back in the early '90s. Listening to Harry Caray butcher his name... his portly physique... and the fact that everyone loves the backup catcher. What a great card! (Although, Hector does kind of look a little too happy to be missing his forearms and hands.)
Perhaps it's time to mention my Cubs FrankenSet? Here's card #35, which is currently in the binder. Greg Maddux has cards scattered through my FrankenSet and I wouldn't mind replacing this #35 with another worthy card.
|Will this Maddux get the boot?|
For the record, I'll have a post up showing off my FrankenSet before too long. I've been dragging my feet on it because it's been a chore to catalog all the cards. On the brighter side, Tony, you have given me my first replacement card for the FrankenSet! (I think Maddux is still crying in the corner about getting kicked out.)
Tony, thanks for the '84s, the random Cubs, and the beautiful Harry Caray card. Look for a Brewers package in the not-so-distant future!