Saturday, August 30, 2008

Trade Me Your Brewers: Trade #16

An envelope arrived not too long ago. It was from a guy named Chris from Ohio. Let's see what's in it.

2002 Leaf Certified Sample #138 Nick Neugebauer +1
Fun to say name from a fragile player.

2002 Topps Chrome #281 Davey Lopes +1
Another failed experiment in blue.

2001 Upper Deck SP Authentic #49 Jeromy Burnitz +1
I have run out of things to say about certain players. I will therefore distract you with the names of television shows about police. " The Shield."

2003 Upper Deck MVP #110 Eric Young +1
These cup-of-coffee Brewers give me stomachaches.

2000 Upper Deck SPx #14 Jeromy Burnitz +1
"Hill Street Blues."

1980 Topps #579 Charlie Moore +1
Charlie is looking towards the near future in the card, and what he sees is bright.

2004 Topps #29 Richie Sexson +1
"Cop Rock."

2006 Upper Deck #SA-TG Tony Gwynn, Jr. Star Attractions +1
Tony Gwynn is not a star, nor is he even an attraction, at least for the Brewers.

2005 Upper Deck MLB Artifacts #141 Rickie Weeks Future Stars (0741/1350) +4
So I see Topps failed to copyright the subset name "Future Stars." Perhaps I'll give the boys down at General Mills a call, let them know they've got a franchise product name that just fell into their lap.

2006 Upper Deck #941 Jose Capellan (99/99) +3
Chris Harris traded me this one already, so there are no points for originality, but the three points for serial numeration still apply.

2002 Topps Gold #174 Devon White (1257/2002) +4
There's that stomach pain again. Please remember that guys like this are no way to build a winning ball club.

2004 Donruss Classics #178 Rickie Weeks (0441/1999) +4
Rickie needs to get red hot at the end of the season.

2007 Upper Deck SPx #WM-BS Ben Sheets Winning Materials (197/199) +9
Chris is beginning to mount a charge here.

2006 Upper Deck SP Authentic #ST-JC Jose Capellan Sign of the Times (51/75) +14
That's a really neat autograph he's got there. There's a "J" "S" and "PP". I wonder if there's any significance to the letters Jose chooses to make legible.

1994 Signature Rookies #82 Steve Woodard (4471/7750) +14
If I had to sign my name 7,750 times, it would definitely not look that neat, especially somewhere in the middle of the run. I don't think I sign my name that many times in a year. Maybe not in five years. Wow.

2004 Upper Deck Etchings #ET-LO Lyle Overbay Etched in Time (1179/1325) +14
This card highlights the need for me to create my dream card set. The first on the list would be an autographed Joshua Trundle Holiday Moments card. And what would the signature read? Obviously, "All of Us."

1998 Upper Deck SPx #295 Marquis Grissom "radiance" (4421/4500) +4
Kojak.
1998 Upper Deck SPx #207 Mike Kinkade Youth Movement (0718/1250) +4
Aside from 1959 Topps, all lower case on cards stinks.

2005 Donruss Zenith #ZB-52 Paul Molitor +6
Touching this card, I could feel that the piece of bat was used in Molitor's 39-game hitting streak at some point. I have no way of proving this, but all nonbelievers are heretics.

2005 Donruss Leather and Lumber #LC-39 Lyle Overbay Lumber Cuts (054/128) +19
How many Sharpies did Donruss go through with this set. I'd imagine that signing on wood like this would wear out tips pretty quickly. Way to go with a really aesthetically pleasing signature, Lyle.

That last monster puts Chris from Ohio over the top. 107 points... amazing. I'm simply astonished that Chris Harris was overtaken.

STANDINGS
1. 107 pts: Chris from Ohio
2. 90 pts: Chris from Stale Gum
3. 72 pts: dayf from Cardboard Junkie
4. 42 pts: Cliff from Capewood's Collections
5. 30 pts: Dan from New York
6. 23 pts: Rob from Rangers Cards
6. 23 pts: Eric from Iowa
8. 20 pts: Patricia and Lucy from Dinged Corners
8. 20 pts: William from Virginia
8. 20 pts: Don from Arkansas
11. 19 pts: Kerry from Oregon
12. 18 pts: David from Tribe Cards
13. 17 pts: Paul from Pennsylvania
13. 17 pts: Bo from New York
15. 16 pts: Amy from Pennsylvania
16. 14 pts: John from the UK

5 comments:

Chris Harris said...

Wow. Four autographs beat a press plate and a patch card limited to 11?

I was going to throw the challenge flag, but the assistant in the booth advised my that it wouldn't matter.

Rats off to ya Ohio Chris.

sruchris said...

Thanks. Hopefully my lead will hold up. Can't wait to see what the prize will be. I knew there was a reason to hold onto all of those Brewers autos!

Anonymous said...

holy cow that also beat a 1/1

Lonestarr said...

Is it pointless to even try now, since I can only get maybe 4th place?

William said...

I'll overtake everyone once the postman hands you my package containing former Brewer Jim Gantner. I sent him in a refridgerator box...but I cut down on costs by making the styrofoam peanuts also his source of food.