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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Trade With Pack War: Pee Wee Reese Bat Relics, Russell Westbrook, Ginter

Corky from Pack War and I traded, with multiple sports involved. He sent me a pair of sweet Pee Wee Reese bat relics and knocked off another three cards (two of them SPs) from my 2010 Ginter needs list.



The first relic is just money all the way around - from the look of the card to its commemoration of Reese being the first player to reach base three times in one inning (damn) - and by far my favorite of the two. The second relic troubles me a bit, because unless I'm missing something, Upper Deck actually etched something onto a piece of a Pee Wee Reese bat. Which just doesn't sit all that well with me. My local shop has a stack of bat relics similar to these, and the whole concept somewhat grinds my gears. Oh well, what are ya gonna do, right? 'Tis better to have a Pee Wee Reese bat relic - or two, as present circumstances dictate - than to not have a Pee Wee Reese bat relic at all.

Interestingly enough, the Reese cards were not what originally prodded me to propose Corky a trade. He posted a sweet Russell Westbrook jersey card, and what was the genesis of our swap has taken a backseat because of the Reeses (damn, now I want some Reese's).

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Donruss scores with a pretty badass design.

In return for these great cards, I sent Corky a Carmelo Anthony jersey numbered 15 out of something (15 being Melo's number), as well as a pair of hits I hope he'll like and, of course, some other assorted cardboard.

Thanks for the cards Corky, enjoy yours! I hope to trade again in the future.

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5 comments:

  1. Nice Reese's. I also have that 2nd SP one. Twinsies.

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  2. But, true that is bat-defacing.

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  3. Thanks Arno!

    Twinsies indeed.

    And if they want to deface a bat, at least make it Pokey Reese's bat.

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  4. Just stole the Westbrook image, you'll get credit!

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