Thursday, December 21, 2023

A trade 11 years in the making!

This week I got a surprise package from Dennis over at, Too Many Verlanders. Dennis and I have been sending cards back and forth to each other for a long time. I checked and it's been over 10 years. The earliest documented trade between us I could find was in December of 2012. That's pretty incredible. 

I consider Dennis a friend and we've never met in person. We've known each other for more than a decade.   I've sent him Tigers cards and he's sent me some awesome D-Backs cards. We also share a love of collecting Ken Griffey Jr. and it was Dennis that sent me the Great Griffey Giving Box back in 2017. That was such a cool project the the Junior Junkie initiated.

Here are the D-Backs cards that Dennis sent me this time. Some older and some newer.

Also included were some of the Pinnacle photos of the Diamondbacks. These come in packs of 8 and there are 16 here, so two packs worth. But what I found interesting is that there are 18 photos per team. Not sure why they wouldn't have done it evenly. 9 photos per pack and it would have been 2 packs for the set. Or expand it to 24 and have it be three packs of 8. just seems weird. But these photos are really cool! I have some of the Mariners, but didn't have any of the D-Backs before this.

Dennis is also on TCDB. I only have a small portion of my collection on TCDB, but he was able to send me some Heritage cards I need to complete a couple of sets. 

Thank you Dennis! Thank you for the cards and thank you for your friendship these past 11+ years!

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Junk Wax 2.0 or the greatest thing ever!

I did something recently that I hadn't done in 30 years! I bought cards at Costco. As a kid, I remember going with my parents to the big warehouse stores like Price Club and PACE, which were I think bought out by Costco and Sam's Club, and buying boxes of cards. It's been a long time though. We have a Sam's Club membership, but when I found out Costco was selling baseball cards I had to get myself a membership.

Check out the video and make sure you are subscribed to my YouTube channel. I'm going to be doing a BIG contest on YouTube that you will want to be part of. I'm going to offer up some BIG cards as prizes. I've given away a 1955 Topps Hank Aaron and a 1968 Topps Johnny Bench rookie card on the blog before and these prizes might exceed those, so you definitely want to be subscribed.