I've got a busy Labor Day lined up - brunch with the in-laws, job hunting and possibly installing an elliptical machine that has been lying around the house for over a year. My father-in-law couldnt put it together and now that he's gone I've got to give it a try.
On Saturday, as I was on my way out to the post office, I found a bubble mailer in my box from Jim of the Dodger-centric blog Garvey Cey Russell Lopes. Jim claimed my lot of.. surprise! ..L.A. Dodger cards.
In return, Jim sent about half hockey and half baseball - which is becoming a trend in the return fire I've received. Also a trend: hitting my wantlists. You guys are 4 for 4 so far!
The front and back of the stack featured 90's hockey stars my wife and I collect:
|you know the rule - must show the back of 93-94 Leaf|
|Trevor Linden (the obscured Canadien is his brother Jamie)|
In the middle of that ice oreo was a sweet Red Sox center:
The Workman and Han-Ram are numbered. I thought the Bowden would be, but it's not. And the Pink Pedey replaces one I bought on COMC - which was only $0.31 because it had a dinged corner.
Those are all awesome cards that fit my collection, but the three stars of this stack were incredible:
A '55 Bowman Russ Meyer for my Brooklyn collection, a Pedro relic, and a very nice '54 Topps Mel Parnell. I've had my eye on that card for quite a while. Check out the cartoon on the back:
Again, many thanks to Jim for this fantastic trade!
I've got a few more 50/50 trades to ship tomorrow and when all returns are received I will commence the Great Trader Giveaway - which should coincide with the end of the baseball season.
Hope you're all having an relaxing Labor Day!