Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Trade and Win Update #2

The next Trade and Win entry that made it to my mailbox came from madding from Cards on Cards. I'm encouraged that followers are taking part in this contest in the spirit that it was intended: Send me something you find useless, and perhaps you might get on the juicy side of one of history's most lopsided trades. The cards madding sent are all from 1992 Upper Deck Let's take a look.

72 Joe Vitello Top Prospect, 197 Alex Cole, 304 Mike Heath

422 Kim Batiste, Ken Griffey Jr., Ken Hill

Lots of interesting stuff popping up here. In the first set of images, I chose to show the back of Joe Vitello's card because it features one of my favorite things on cards from this era, the obscure minor league logo. The Memphis Chicks are no longer around, but their stadium is now occupied my the Redbirds, the Cardinals' AAA affiliate. At 6' 2", 170, Alex Cole is still one if the skinniest dudes to ever play ball. His somewhat comical appearance was always aided by his ever-present Rec-Specs. And Mike Heath looks like he just saved a Braves pitcher from a wild pitch, or he saved his nether regions from being some passed balls.

Ken Hills is uninteresting, Griffey is caught in a quad exposure, and Kim Batiste is making a fan's wildest dreams come true. Let's talk more about Kim Batiste. According to my research, Batiste, with five seasons under his belt at the time of retirement, is easily the most prolific first-name Kim ever to have played major league ball. He had to contend only with Kim Allen, who played in 42 games with Seattle in 1980 and 1981, Kim Andrew, who got 2 at bats with Boston in 1975, and Kim Seaman, a salty dog who pitched for the Cardinals in 1979 and 1980. Byung-Hyun Kim, sadly, does not count.

And what about naming a boy Kim? It's hard to think of many accomplished men with that name. The first one that pops into my mind is the guy named Kim who, I believe, won this international Jeopardy! tournament held at least a decade ago. The guy looked like a lion, his main competition was a Russian (or Israeli) named Boris, and they played with these really messed-up plunger systems instead of the regular hand-held buzzers. Whenever the contestants wanted to signal, it looked as if they were playing pinball and desperately trying to keep their ball in play in a last-ditch effort between the flippers. Big Dunc, can you help me verify this?

In any case, keep those contest entries coming! Oh, and madding, you can get one more point if you link to the contest from your blog. Let me know.
Update: Checked the link, point given!

STANDINGS
7 points -- Nathaniel Edwards
7 points -- madding
(Remember, you don't have to have the most points to win, but it certainly couldn't hurt.)

BOLD = Received
Italics = Offered
1992 Upper Deck Baseball (One Point Each)
33 51 61 62 73 74 75 77
195 197
204 213
304 315 343 383 384 386 387 388 391
422 424 447 449 459
602 628 687 688

2008 Upper Deck Masterpieces (Five Points Each)
93 102 107 120

2008 Topps Chrome
Base (Two Points Each; #224, 227 Ten Points Each)
24 30 124 209 211 224 227
X-Fractor Parallel (Five Points Each)
1 3 5 6 7 8 10 11 17 18 19 20 23 24 25 27 29 30 32 34 36 38 40 41 42 43 44 46 47 48 52 53 54 57 58 60 66 68 70 72 73 74 80 81 83 85 86 90 94 97 101 106 107 109 110 111 112 116 120 121 122 124 127 129 130 131 133 135 137 138 139 141 144 145 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 155 156 157 159 161 162 164 165 167 168 170 172 175 176 181 182 184 186 191 192 193 195 196 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 213 214 215 216 217 218 219

2008 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes
Base (One Point)
144
Charcoal Parallel (Three Points Each)
5 25 26 35 39 69 91 102 105 112 121 123 127 131 133 168 172 177 180 198 200

2008 Topps Heritage Need List
Short Prints: (Seven Points Each)
430 436 437 444 445 446 448 453 489 492

2007 Topps '52 Rookies
Chrome /1952 (Four Points Each)
2 3 8 11 13 14 18 19 20 23 25 26 27 28 29 31 32 33 34 37 38 39 43 45 46 47 48 50 52 53 54 55 56 57 60 61 63 64 66 67 68 69 70 71 7273 74 75 76 77 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 90 92 93 94 95
Debut Flashbacks Chrome
DC12

2007 Topps Mickey Mantle Story (Three Points Each)
38 45

2007 Allen & Ginter (Five Points Each)
Relic Cards: Robinson Cano
National Pride Cabinet Cards
1 Japan
2 Japan
3 Venezuela
4 South Korea
5 Canada
6 Dominican Republic
8 Puerto Rico
9 USA
10 USA

1994 Fleer Football (Three Points Each)
All-Pro: 1 24
NFL Prospects: 18
Living Legends: 4
Scoring Machine: 1 3 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

2001-02 Topps Basketball (Five Points Each, Twenty Points For Tony Parker)
235 (Steven Hunter) 237 (Michael Bradley) 239 (Zach Randolph) 241 Joseph Forte) 242 (Jeryl Sasser) 243 (Brandon Armstrong) 244 (Gerlad Wallace) 247 (Tony Parker) 248 (Trenton Hassell) 253 (Ousmans Cisse) 255 (Kenny Satterfield) 256 (Alvin Jones)
Kareem/Alcindor Reprints (Six Points Each)
1 2 3 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Team Topps (Four Points Each)
2 Duncan
3 Jamison
4 Terry
5 Davis
7 Stojakovic
9 Marion
Mad Game (Five Points Each)
1 Iverson
2 O'Neal
3 Duncan
4 Carter
6 Bryant
7 McGrady
8 Francis
Lottery Legends (Four Points Each)
2 Francis
3 Miles
4 Marbury
6 Walker
7 Williams
11 Houston
12 Croshere

1982 Topps Baseball (Three Points Each)
1 5 10 17 22 23 31 34 38 43 46 52 53 55 56 60 66 72 75 76 81 83 84 85 89 90 96 105 110 111 118 119 126 127 129 138 140 141 147 148 162 164 166 171 173 179 180 185 199 200 201 202 203 205 210 212 222 226 240 247 248 250 251 252 255 276 284 291 295 297 300 301 304 306 310 312 316 320 335 336 360 367 372 375 382 390 391 393 394 396 400 415 422 423 426 431 434 438 440 454 455 466 471 475 477 486 501 503 507 511 523 525 528 532 542 572 576 579 580 582 595 600 609 615 618 620 621 623 626 632 634 636 639 645 646 651 654 660 666 674 680 681 683 685 699 709 715 730 744 748 754 759 760 761 779 780

1978 Topps Baseball (Five Points Each, Ten For George Brett)
100 205 363 503 567 599 608 618 659 667 678 704

1 comment:

madding said...

Alright, you're linked now. I knew I was forgetting something!

http://cardsoncards.blogspot.com/2009/08/khalil-greene-watch-day-whatever-and.html