After nearly two weeks away, it's past time to put up another post. I've been busy in about every aspect of my life lately, including trading some cardboard. Before I fall too far behind, let me post a couple of Zistle trades.
User Dannicole contacted me about a trade that would bring me some junk wax that was missing from my collection.
These guys all won a Rookie of the Year Award, though they experienced varying degrees of success in their subsequent careers. I feel more drawn to collecting the guys who peaked in Year One. I think it’s partly because it’s easier to get a bunch of cards of the guys who never became superstars.
Jerome Walton is one of those guys, and he gets bonus points for being a Cub.
Next come the All-Star Game MVPs. Cal bridges the gap as having won both awards. Even though he is a superstar, he’s one of my favorites to collect. It seems like since I joined Zistle, everybody has been offering me lots of junk wax Cal Ripken. Now that it is starting to fill up in my collection, maybe I can start seeing some trade offers for other things.
These two guys I pick up every now and then. Wally Joyner is a former BYU guy and Curt Wilkerson goes in my family collection because he shares a birthday with one of my kids.
Dannicole also threw in some football for me. Kellen Winslow (as seen above) is a PC guy because of his spot on the 1980s All-Decade Roster. This is his rookie card and it fits nicely in my collection.
This card is needed for my back-burner building of 2012 Topps.
And finally, some Packers. The Blood McNally is especially cool because I love that Honor Roll insert set.
Another Zistle user, Sandlot, is a Mets collector and we worked out a trade. He sent me another Cal and some Cubs I needed.
Kerry Wood is another ROY+Cub=Awesomeness PC player.
The last card here is the gem of the post. I was perusing COMC one day and came across some Cracker Jack micros. I thought, “I wish I still had some of those Cracker Jack cards.” Lo and behold, Sandlot contacted me the very next day offering one of my childhood baseball hero. I couldn’t say no.
Thanks to those Zistle users for their trades. And thank you, readers, for reading.