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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Trade With Cardboard Conundrum: Hamels, Lincecum, Braun, Ethier, '60s Goodness

I completed my second trade with Matt from Cardboard Conundrum, whose previous blog name was Cardboard Overload. This time around, I sent him a number of things: some Heritage, a pair of 1959 Topps Cubs, a Mike Bacsik auto, and a number of relics, from Grant Fuhr to Pee Wee Reese. Matt already posted his end of the deal here.

In return, I picked up a great package of cards.


I don't often remember specific games unless they hold huge significance. Though my fellow Dodger fans and bloggers will probably finds this outrageous and traitorous, I distinctly remember watching all of Tim Lincecum's debut outing. It was a late afternoon game if I recall, and I was firmly planted in front of the television not only because I was excited to see Lincecum, but because his opposite number that day was Cole Hamels, my favorite non-Dodger pitcher.


I do believe it's Hammer Time. Hebrew Hammer Time, that is.


And now we turn to the vintage portion of this recap.

'63

'64
And finally, this WalMart exclusive:


Thanks for another great trade Matt, I'm sure we'll complete another one in no time.

2 comments:

Matt Pederson said...

Glad you enjoyed the cards. I just realized that out of the four vintage cards that changed hands, three of those players were catchers. Weird.

Greg Zakwin said...

Haha, I hadn't realized that. And as fate would have it, I have another vintage Cub that will eventually find its way to you, and I think he's a catcher as well.

Odd stuff indeed.