One Man's Thoughts on Sports Card Collecting

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Trade with The Lost Collector

As I've been going through my old baseball cards I've been setting aside various piles - Brewers cards, great photos, some selected players.  One of the players I made a note to set aside was Tino Martinez, since I knew AJ over at The Lost Collector can always use some more Tinos.  I managed to unearth a handful of Martinez cards that he didn't already have, along with a random assortment of Yankees from the past 15 years or so.

In return, AJ sent me a handful of Heritage cards to move me closer to my set:

Some 2011 Topps Inserts (including another Platinum Diamond~!) and Bowman Brewers:
I am of course thrilled to have Zack Grienke in a Brewer uniform, but the one guy I was truly sad to see go in that trade was Lorenzo Cain.  Every time that guy hit the ball last year it was a laser beam!

And finally, he also sent 3 more Griffeys to push me to the 650 mark!:

I really like the Record Numbers card.  If I'm not mistaken there is a Chrome version of that card too, and I'm sure the fireworks in the background like even cooler when they're all shiny.

Thanks AJ~!  Always a pleasure.  I'll be sure to look for more Tinos for you!

Previous Trivia Question:

Who holds the record for most career Triples with 309?
Answer: "Wahoo" Sam Crawford holds the record for most Triples (good work Dan!).  His nickname came from being born in Wahoo, Nebraska.
Today's Trivia Question:
What player is famous for recording a hit while playing for two different teams in two different cities on the same day?


  1. Glad to help with the Griffey collection! The Pacific Online card is actually a gold parallel - they were one per pack, similar to Topps Gold. Looking forward to trading again down the road.

  2. If I know the answer, I'm posting....

    Joel Youngblood....I think it was in 1982 when he was traded between games of a doubleheader from the Expos to the Mets (or maybe it was the other way)