Let's be honest here. Not all trade packages are created equal.
I received one the other day that has to belong in my Top 10 all-time. Now, that's saying something because I've been swapping cards with 136 different "friends of the blog" for over eight years now. Yes, I keep track. I am a numbers guy after all.
Jeremy, from the ultra-creative Cards That Never Were blog, reached out to say he had some cards I might find useful.
For starters, he sent me the last eight cards I needed for me 1988 Topps set build. This is my second '88 set. I finished the first one when I was eleven and this most recent one was from a conglomeration of collections I had inherited.
Here we have an odd pairing, but it's the pair that finish off my first 1990 Topps set. Awesome!
Also in the package were cards for my Brook Kieschnick player collection.
different cards of the Cubs' former #1 draft pick.
Customs! Jeremy specializes in making cards to recognize those players who have been snubbed.
I love my prospects. Oscar De La Cruz seems to be over his injury concerns and is pitching well in the minors again.
Alright, onto the best part of the package!
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I summarized the details Jeremy gave in his emails and my internet sleuthing into one note for Roberto:
Here's the item:
I gave the line-up card to Roberto yesterday and he was as grateful as ever. Truth be told, I think he's a little puzzled why people he doesn't know are giving him things from his playing days. Bloggers are just giving bunch!
Thanks so much, Jeremy! I've got some cards for you, but I'm waiting on my Sportlots box order to to arrive. When it does I'll redirect the cards meant for you to the Sunshine State.