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A Package From Drew Inspires An Impromptu ‘Fab Five’ List

A Package From Drew Inspires An Impromptu ‘Fab Five’ List

I recently completed a trade with Drew, of the blog Drew’s Cards.  I sent him a stack of 2012 Topps Archives Yankees and he sent me a stack of Marlins cards in return.

As a matter of fact, he sent me so many Marlins cards that there are just too many to scan.

Here is the proof:

I told you.

So , what I decided to do was put together a quick ‘Fab Five Cards From Drew’ to break down all of the cards into the five that I like the most.

So, starting with number five, here we go:

5 – 2010 Topps Legendary Lineage featuring Mark Teixeira & Logan Morrison

4 – Gary Sheffield 1998 Pinnacle Inside – I am a sucker for cards that feature batting donuts in the photo

3 – Hanley Ramirez 2011 Topps Gypsy Queen ‘Sticky Fingers’ – I miss the guy, what can I say???

2 – Brad Penny 2004 Upper Deck Vintage ‘2003 World Series Highlights’

1 – Javier Vazquez 2011 Topps Black border variant – The Black border with the dark background is SWEET!!!

There you have it, another ‘Fab Five’ in the books.

Thank you Drew.  I look forward to more trades in the near future!!!


‘Uncle Moe’ Sends Over A Marlins-Themed Stack Of Baseball Cards

‘Uncle Moe’ Sends Over A Marlins-Themed Stack Of Baseball Cards

I believe that ‘Uncle Moe’ and I have a unwitten rule.  He gets my Diamondbacks and I get his Marlins – it is that simple.

I am certain that there are other relationships out there is the card-blogging arena that exist as well.  Heck, I have a few other myself.

But none has been as long-standing as the one I have with the man that they call ‘Moe’.

This time around, he hit me with a bit of a surprise too.  Sure, there were plenty of Marlins to enjoy, but he also sent over a pair of cards that feature a certain Hall of Famer that I really like as well.

So, enough of the chit-chat, let’s see the spoils!!!

Pair of Dennis Eckersley 2012 Topps inserts:

Josh Johnson 2011 Topps Diamond Stars:

Anibal Sanchez 2012 Topps Archives – a perfect complement to the Hanley, Reyes, Heath Bell, and Josh Johnson cards that I already owned:

4 cards from the 2012 Topps – 1 from series 1, and 3 from series 2:

Carlos Zambrano 2012 Topps Series 2 – Red Border:

Hanley Ramirez 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen – Gold Border:

Jose Reyes 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen ‘Sliding Stars’:

Some pretty sweet stuff in there, huh??

Yeah, I am really digging these cards.

Of the lot, my favorite is the Jose Reyes card. While a obviuos air-brush job (Reyes cut his hair prior to suiting up for the Fish), I like the theme of the subset.  The ‘Eck’ Mound Dominance card is pretty fantastic as well!!!

Thank you Moe!  And if you’re reading this, take a few minutes to see what he is doing on his blog, it is a great, and fun, read.  Click here.


Leo Nunez 2012 Topps Heritage Short Print

Leo Nunez 2012 Topps Heritage Short Print

With the base team set of the Miami Marlins out of the way, it is time to focus on the more rare short prints.

And the first one I was able to bring home actually came from a very generous reader of ’30-YOC – The man simply known as ‘Q’.

Here is the card:

1 down, and a handful to go.

And I have to say that I am surprised at how pricey these SP’s are.  I was hoping to scoop them up quickly, but they are nowhere near as cheap as I was expecting that they would be…

Thank you Q, I appreciate this donation to my team set.

I will work to find you a suitable ‘Thank You’ card!