Thursday, November 22, 2012

Trade With Fuser

I mentioned a couple days ago that I do most of my trades on forums with other card collectors. This was only the second time that I've worked out a deal with Tim (Fuser) on The Cardboard Connection. We're both moderators on the website but since I hadn't been really trading in the past couple of months, I never really looked around to see what other traders had available.

When I updated my new trade list a couple weeks ago, Tim asked about a couple of my cards. I wanted to get some nice cards for my collection and after taking a look at his list we were about to work out a deal very quickly. The first card is a magnificent autograph of Evan Longoria who played his college ball at Long Beach State. I use to play third base in high school, and I admire what Longoria has done at the hot corner. I love the fact that it's also from Triple Threads. I still don't understand why they use sticker autographs for a high-end product. 

2012 Topps Triple Threads Evan Longoria Relic Auto #/50

Since I'm a big fan of Triple Threads, I wanted this nice triple relic that featured a couple of American League second basemen. The card features Ian Kinsler, Dustin Pedroia, and Robinson Cano, plus it's numbered out of 27. The Yankees are on my "hate list" but Cano is my favorite second baseman in the game. He's got a beautiful home run swing, but not as beautiful as Ken Griffey Jr.

2012 Topps Triple Threads Kinsler/Pedroia/Cano Relic #/27

I picked up my first Roy Campanella relic card. It was released in Topps Tribute back in 2001 and features a bat instead of the usual jersey piece. The number 39 was Campanella's jersey number that the Dodgers retired back in 1972. He is considered one of the greatest catchers to ever play the game of baseball. Unfortunately, his career was cut short when he was paralyzed due to an automobile accident.

2001 Topps Tribute Roy Campanella Relic Bat

I had to pick up another rookie Matt Ryan relic for the Matty Ice collection. I just hope he plays a lot better this upcoming weekend than last Sunday when he threw 5 interceptions.

2008 SPx Matt Ryan Dual Relic #/175

If anyone is interested in any of my cards, please send me an e-mail.

Thanks for the trade Tim!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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