Sunday, December 21, 2014

Trade with Catching up with collecting

Jared, of the blog Catching up with collecting, contacted me recently about a trade. Here is some of what Jared sent.

This was the first thing that greeted me! A gold Goldschmidt Chipz.

There were two Goldschmidt cards that were new to me!

Three Adam Eaton RC's and three Travis Lee cards!

Here are a couple of serial numbered Daniel Hudson cards!

And finally, a new Brandon Webb card!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Cards from Johnny's Trading Spot

When I say cards, I mean a BOX of cards. 4 stacks of cards greeted me inside and they were filled with awesome D-Backs! Thanks Johnny!

Here is a small sampling of what Johnny sent!

I have the signed version of this card, so this was one of my favorites.

Love the All-Star game logo on this card, although it doesn't show well on the scan.

Nothing like advertising on your own product Topps. 


Just a great looking shot! The doughnut is a nice bonus. 

Here are some early D-Backs cards showing members of the inaugural team in their previous uniforms. 

Johnny's package was loaded with Travis Lee and Matt Williams cards! Love them all!

Thanks again Johnny!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Trade with Infield Fly Rule

Adam, of the blog Infield Fly Rule, reached out to me recently about a trade. I sent him some Rockies (not enough, after getting his package) and he sent me a bunch of awesomeness! Thanks Adam!

Here is a small sampling of what he sent.

Here are a couple of cards I needed for my Diamondbacks Topps Needs List.

This card finished off my 2007 Topps D-Backs team set!

Here a few pre-D-Backs Adam sent.

A sweet Donruss Rated Rookie RC of Randy Johnson....

...and an equally awesome Diamond King card of the Big Unit!

Here are a couple of other key members of the 2001 World Series team prior to them joining the D-Backs.

Here are couple of post-D-Backs.

I always liked Reynolds when he was with the D-Backs, despite all the strikeouts, and then meeting him in line at Chipotle one day during Spring Training when he was with the Indians kept me a fan.

Adam also sent me "some reminders to never, ever do steroids."

This one doubles as part of my doughnut mini PC. 

Adam sent a bunch of other awesome cards for my many mini PC's. Here's one for my Cards Featuring Awards collection. 

Adam also inspired a new mini PC. I already have a cameo mini collection featuring Hall of Fame players on another players cards, but Adam sent me several cards of various players/teams featuring a cameo of a D-Backs player! Not sure how I never thought of that before, but thanks Adam!

Great action shot with the helmet in mid air. Awesome!

Here's a D-Backs cameo with a former D-Back. Awesome!

Love the D-Backs dugout in the background. Awesome!

This is probably my favorite of the group, because it's an arm cameo of Ryan Roberts. Awesome! This will get added to my Ryan Roberts PC.

Adam sent me several Brandon Webb cards. I'm always excited to get Webb cards, even doubles, but getting a new Webb is even better!

This makes 282 different Brandon Webb cards for my collection!

Adam even sent me a card of my all-time favorite player, Ken Griffey Jr.

Let's finish this trade post off with a few other awesome D-Backs cards from Adam. 

This is a great looking Goldschmidt that I didn't have. Awesome!

Love the bat barrel shot on this Junior Spivey card! Thanks for all the awesome cards Adam! 

Monday, December 8, 2014

I got Zippy Zapped!

I was Zippy Zapped by Kenny, of the blog Torren' Up Cards

He sent me three custom packs of 2014 Bowman Chrome.

Let's take a look at each pack!

The first pack I opened had two baseball cards and six Coyotes hockey cards. 

The minor league Adam Eaton card is really cool. If he had stayed with the D-Backs I could see myself making him a Player Collection. Daniel Palka spent 2014 in Single A. he only hit .248 but did have 22 home runs.

The Coyotes are my favorite hockey team, but hockey is my least favorite of the four major sports. I should really start watching it more!

Pack #2 had three 2009 Topps Ticket to Stardom cards including a perforated parallel of Jon Garland that doesn't really show in the scan...

...three prospect/minor league D-Backs cards...

...and a Chris Young Topps Attacks card. 

Pack #3 had 10 different 2013 Topps Mini D-Backs cards...

... a Bowman Chrome mini of Chris Owings...

...and 2014 Bowman Chrome cards of Addison Russell and Chris Owings. 

Tons of great cards! Thanks Kenny!