Saturday, November 11, 2017

I won the battle, but lost the war.

I've always liked history and so I was drawn to the show TURN which is about spies during the Revolutionary War.

When I saw that Topps included a Revolutionary Battles insert set in its 2017 Allen & Ginter set, I decided to pick it up. I was able to get half the set from a dime box at a card show, leaving me needing five cards to complete the set.

Judson, of the blog My Cardboard Habit, posted some 2017 Allen & Ginter needs and I had a few cards he needed, so we worked out a trade.

I was expecting three Revolutionary Battles cards, but I got much more.

Judson sent a 2013 Bowman Platinum ruby parallel of Paul Goldschmidt. This is my 343rd unique Goldschmidt card.

As if a new Goldschmidt wasn't enough, Judson sent this bad boy!

I've always been a huge Duke Snider fan! Prior to 1998, the Dodgers were my favorite team. I also love the history of the game and have always been fascinated by Willie, Mickey, and the Duke. I also always felt bad that it took so long for Duke to make his way into the Hall of Fame. He retired in 1964 and didn't make it in until 1980. Hard to believe for the guy who hit the most home runs during the 1950's.  To add a certified auto to my collection is awesome! Thank you Judson! As the title of the post indicates I won the battle (Revolutionary Battles cards), but lost the war because Judson sent me so much more than I sent him. Expect another package soon Judson!


  1. I enjoy collecting Presidential and historically themed cards. Judson went way beyond with the Snider! As for losing the war - soldier on!

  2. I "pulled" that Snider autograph in a box break held by A Cardboard Problem back in the day.

  3. That's why Allen and Ginter is so great.
    That Snider is pretty great too.

    The Goldy though??? That's such a beautiful card because of the Ruby coloring with the DBacks unis.