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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Trade With Off The Wall: Chase Utley 2011 Topps Throwback Manupatch

Shane from Off The Wall posted a Chase Utley manupatch from 2011 Topps, and after seeing a couple of days go by without any offers being placed for it, I threw my hat in the ring. I'm not a huge fan of manupatches, especially the non-autographed kind, and don't consider it a hit, unlike the folks at Topps. However, this card does fit two criteria that pique my interest: a former UCLA Bruin, and a draft pick of the Dodgers, albeit without the signing part (not that that's terribly important or anything).


Due to my not being a huge fan of manu-anything, I won't buy a product specifically to get a manupatch, and I won't shell out big bucks for one (sorry eBay sellers). However, I will trade for one. So, I sent Shane a handful of Ginter minis, some random Sox cards - of the Red variety - and a 1968 Topps Reggie Smith, with a whole lot of character.

While I'm not a fan of these types of cards, they are certainly beautiful and put together well, though I would love to see some of that blank space around the manupatch gone, replaced by a larger picture of the player, or at least something that doesn't look like cardboard. If Topps didn't place such a huge value on these, I might like them more. But any card of a player I collect is inherently good and attracts my attention.

Thanks Shane, hope to trade again!

5 comments:

  1. Yet another thing I love about the Rockies. Their logo has not changed since they started so I don't have to get any of these cards. Woohoo.

    Although some of them do look alright with the older logos, like the Josh Hamilton.

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  2. Nice card. I have a hat with that P on it. One of my faves of the logos.

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  3. The Hamilton does look pretty sweet Johnny. And I'm sure the Rockies will eventually change their logo haha.

    Thanks Julie!

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  4. Greg—glad you liked the card!! The trade that came back east, will be up tomorrow. Thanks again, I'm sure we'll trade again!

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  5. Sounds good Shane, I'll check out your post tomorrow.

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