Kevin from The Diamond King put out the call for any takers on some card show bait he picked up. I had been checking in on his for-trade acquisitions, but nothing was jumping out at me. That very quickly changed when this beauty popped up on my computer screen. Needless to say, my eyes lit up and I typed up my plea for the card quicker than my arthritic fingers have ever typed anything before.
It was basically Hanukkah in August. Which makes Kevin the Jewish equivalent to Santa. Moses?
to my delight, I was the first to lay claim to the card. Kevin, a
generous chap if I've ever seen one, said I could send him whatever I
thought was fair. I was fortunately able to knock off two players he was
in search of relics from - Davey Lopes and Dale Murphy - and also sent
along a Danny Manning relic from my Trade Bait that caught his eye. I
threw in some Expos, Diamond Kings (but of course) and an aged item to
seal the deal, and I finally have one of the cards I've been in search
I absolutely adore this card. Piazza was my favorite player growing up, and will forever be a favorite of mine. After acquiring my previous White Whale some time ago, this card moved from number two on my Most Wanted List
to the top spot. And now, after months and months of desiring to own
this bad boy, I can finally say I own the classic rookie card of one of
the greatest catchers to ever lace 'em up.
glorious Piazza is in flawless condition. Four razor sharp corners,
clean edges, and great centering. I'm not a send in my grades to get 'em
graded guy, but this is oh so tempting. I'm definitely getting it
graded eventually, it's just a matter of when and through which company.
I'm leaning towards Beckett at the moment simply because I like that
they break down the sub-grades, and this card just screams "show me the
10s!". Fresh penny sleeve, magnetic, graded team bag. Forever!
Well, forever as it stands presently, until the day it gets graded.
A huge, massive, ginormous thank you goes out to Kevin for hooking me up with this pretty little thing. I hope to trade again!