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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Trade With Cardboard Heaven: ElyMania Lost Its Mojo, But The Beast and The Burner Are Still Trucking

Today, we're taking a trip to a far away place, up high above the clouds, in Cardboard Heaven. I've made stops there before, beginning way back with my first trade and ending with my one hundredth trade. There was even a stop in-between. For our fourth trade, Cam sent me some really great stuff. We'll start off with one of my favorite non-Chargers, Patrick Willis.

Numbered 52/75 - that would be Willis' number (!) - it's my second hit of the elite linebacker. The man is a beast. I truly wish he was in San Diego. A Willis UD Masterpieces on-card auto is a card I'm dying to get my hands on. Oh, and the design of this colorful-swatched hit is just nails. Nails.

Next up, a sweet and shiny 2004 Topps Finest RC of former Charger's running back Michael Turner.

Completing a Trifecta of sorts for this trade, an on-card and chrome-y John Ely RC autograph, which marks my second Ely certified signature.

The last scanned card is this awesome Mojo Drew rookie. We could all use a little Mojo in our lives. And UCLA could use some talent like Drew to dig the football program out of its mediocre to the core grave. Particularly at the QB position; Kevin Prince is so anonymous, I had no idea he was in a class of mine until the end of the quarter when my Professor mentioned it to me.

Cam also knocked off some of my remaining 2011 Allen & Ginter needs, contributing a Hometown Hero, three base cards, and a SP to my efforts. He also sent along a sweet '11 Ginter Back mini of Jered Weaver and a handful of assorted Dodgers.

Thanks as always for another great trade Cameron!


  1. Hey, 2008 UD Football Heroes--I recognize that set! The jerseys based on the art cards look way cooler than the base, so that's a great Willis.