Thursday, August 7, 2008

Trade Me Your Brewers: Trade #7

Here's a Brewers trade from Dan in New York. It began as an '08 Heritage swap, but morphed into something out of control. Well, not really, but his trade came in two separate packages.

1986 Fleer Pennant Logo Sticker +1
Pretty nice, one that I didn't have yet. Tris Speaker is on the back.

1984 Fleer #197 Tom Candiotti +1
To be remembered as an Indian, but let the masses not forget where he began.

2000 Skybox #135 Marquis Grissom +1
I distinctly remember being in a car with my dad, home from college on winter break, just a few weeks after he was traded from the Orioles. We agreed that this man was the Brewers' savior. Curly fries!

1976 Topps #645 Darrell Porter +1
I can forgive the fu-manchu and the sweet 'burns, but his epic performance as a Cardinal in the '82 Series still hurts.

1980 Topps #53 Ben Oglivie +1
Ben makes up for it with his sliding catch against the Orioles on the final day of the 1982 season.

1983 Fleer #41 Don Money +1
If my MLB look-alike is Chris Capuano, Don Money, especially on the back of this card, is the player that looks the most like my dad. At least, how my dad looked in the '70s.

1978 Topps #154 Cecil Cooper +1
Cecil Cooper rocked the Pumas. Awesome.

2001 Upper Deck Pros & Prospects #52 Ben Sheets +1
A nice early card of Sheets.

2008 Upper Spectrum #54 J.J. Hardy +0
Already got this from my single blaster of this stuff.

2006 Topps Finest #42 Carlos Lee Refractor (120/199) +4
I love Brewers cards with green backgrounds. This one is extra good and earns some extra points.

2004 Fleer Platinum #169 Geoff Jenkins Unsung Heroes +1
That's a good looking card. It looks as if it could have been pulled out of a cereal box.

2001 Upper Deck MVP #179 Henry Blanco +1
I remember there being a point in time where the Brewers had Blanco and Devon White at the same time. If only we could have persuaded Walt Weiss not to retire, we could have had the "White, Blanco, Weiss Trifecta," all words for "white" in different languages.

1983 Topps #451 Ted Simmons Super Veteran +1
Simmons was sitting in the booth on a TV broadcast least year and came across as the most thoughtful baseball mind I have heard in a long time.

2003 Topps Total #135 Bill Hall +1
Topps Total contains almost as many vitamins as Total cereal. Plus it has the recommended daily allowance of Bill Hall.

2005 Donruss Diamond Kings #127 Bill Hall (Game-Used Jersey, Bat, 195/200) +10 (1+5+1+3)
Bill-co-Hall-ics refer to a card like this as a moment of clarity. Highest point value of any card in this contest so far.

2007 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts #42 Joe Adcock +1
Technically a Milwaukee Brave, but I'll accept it.

1981 Topps #300 Paul Molitor All-Star +0
Man, that '81 set is tripping up a lot of contestants. Paul is thinking about Robin Yount in this photo.

1982 Topps #12 Moose Hass +0
Yes, it paid to be the first trader.

1983 Fleer #48 Gorman Thomas +1
Believe it or not, Gorman is showing all of his body's surface area not covered by hair in this shot.

1984 Fleer #205 Rick Manning +1
I remember Rick being thought of as a dugout and clubhouse cut-up during his days with the Crew. In the 1980s his humor reached its zenith when he brandished his bat like a guitar. Standards were a lot lower back then.

1984 Topps All-Star #18 Ted Simmons +1
I didn't know this card existed, but I'm very glad that it's mine now.


Dan's trade clocks in at 30 points. Not too bad, but not quite enough for the lead. This puts him firmly into second place.

STANDINGS
1. 42 pts: Cliff from Capewood's Collections
2. 30 pts: Dan from New York
3. 23 pts: Rob from Rangers Cards
4. 19 pts: Kerry from Oregon
5. 18 pts: David from Tribe Cards
6. 17 pts: Paul from Pennsylvania
6. 14 pts: John from the UK

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