Sunday, February 12, 2017

Wheeling & Dealing

Peter, the self-proclaimed Darryl Strawberryaholic from Baseball Every Night, posted his 2017 Topps Series 1 cards for trade about a week ago.

I've purchased my one jumbo pack and am now looking to build the Cubs team set through the blogs. Peter was gracious enough to send the following cards my way with the promise of a Strawberry return package.
Stropy just signed his contract for 2017 and now the bullpen is back together again. Pedro and Hector will look real good pitching in the 7th and 8th innings before handing the ball to Wade Davis in the 9th.
 What an absolutely great card! This one will go in the World Series binder I've been piecing together, but I need at least two more for other collections.

I like the league leaders cards, but I think underneath "National League" Topps should have added the stat this card represents. There's plenty of room in the foggy bottom right corner. For the record, Lester was second in the NL with 19 wins and Bryant was third in homers with 39.
What the . . . ?  Yep, it's a foil parallel of player for the Baltimore baseball club. I was lucky enough to have this one included in my trade with Peter so that I could flip it for more Cubs cards with another blogger. Wheeling and dealing!

Thanks for the great Cubs mojo, Peter!  I'll send out your Strawberry cards as soon as that last package from Sportlots arrives.

And as always, thanks for stopping by!


  1. Nice post! It was my pleasure to send them! I'm self-proclaimed other stuff, too, but it is not really appropriate to say what in such polite company.

  2. Never get tired of seeing the Champions.

  3. I have # 1 Bryant, #2 Hammel and #144 Lester. If you still need them, I can drop them in a PWE!

  4. I'm building a Cubs World Series binder too. I'll hit you up with any dupes I get!