Tom from Texas sent in today's trade, which starts to get into more of the "anything" territory than we've seen thus far.
2008 Topps U&H #UH210 Joe Saunders Gold Foil Parallel and #YR146 John Lackey Year in Review
The first thing that slipped out of the package was a pair of Pepperidge Farm Flavor Blasted Goldfish-sponsored 3-D glasses. Weird, but you'll soon see where this is going.
Next was a bunch of Brewers from a 2003 MLB Showdown game. The lot includes Mike DeJean, Jose Hernandez, Geoff Jenkins, Alex Sanchez, Richie Sexson, Ben Sheets, and Eric Young.
After that is a bunch of random Brewers: 2001 Topps Heritage #59 Marquis Grissom, 1993 Panini Pat Listach sticker, 1992 Topps Stadium Club #607 Robin Yount Member's Choice Parallel, 1992 Upper Deck #SP5 Robin Yount/George Brett, 1994 Bowman #673 Mike Matheny, and a well-cut 1989 Baseball Cards Magazine #62 Jaime Navarro.
We've got a little non-sport action with a 1994 Saban Power Rangers Power Foil #6 Alpha 5 and a 1993 Cardz Flintstones "Dating" prototype.
And finally, the card the really ties the trade together, 1992 Pro Set The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles #3-D 2.
Wow! Let's sort this all out.
*That camel's head really pops the eff out at you when used in conjunction with the glasses. Its toes, however, don't protrude as noticeably. Good thing.
*That Jaime Navarro card is pretty cool. BCM was an industry leader in producing retro-themed cards. This one, of course, lifts the 1959 Topps design.
*I already have both of the Yount cards. Someone could really make my day by trading me a Yount card from any MLB Showdown set. That would make me very happy.
*The scan of the Power Rangers card fails to show its gaudy brilliance. The robot is basically a wok with a body wearing a shiny pair of Wonder Woman-esque panties. The Power Quiz riddle on the back unfortunately lacks a punchline, but since you're curious: "What do hot dogs do to cool off when they get too hot?" Sorry to leave you hanging, but the answer is on card #30. But I can tell you that the answer to #54 is The Civil War.
I eat Laffy Taffy for the jokes.
-Dr. Steve ca. 1996