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!