Saturday, November 6, 2010

Trade Me Anything IV Has Arrived!



Can you believe it? This will be the fourth time I've asked you to trade me anything.. anything at all. Whenever you get up to the fourth annual in anything, that's when it starts to get serious, when the event begins to make others believe it has a certain amount a staying power, but it rarely lives up to the hype established by the third annual event. Don't believe me? Well, let's take a stroll down memory lane.

Super Bowl IV: A 23-7 laugher in which the Chiefs beat the Vikings, starting the suffering which will not end until the franchise moves to Los Angeles in three years.
Super Bowl III: Joe Namath guarantees the underdog Jets will defeat the Baltimore Colts and backs it up.

Wrestlemania IV: Mean Gene Okerlund opens the festivities by introducing the combatants for a 20-man Battle Royale, won by Bad News Brown (now deceased). Heavyweight Championship Tournament is won by Randy "Macho Man" Savage after both headliners, Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant, reach a double disqualification in their quarterfinal match.
Wrestlemania III: An epic event that set the indoor sporting event attendance record which stood for nearly 27 years. Classic Hogan/Andre match in the main event, with undercard matches featuring Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, The Junkyard Dog, and the Can-Am Connection (Woot!). Plus, you got to see King Kong Bundy body slam a midget. Jesus Christ, a midget!

Actually, I this this will be the one occasion where the fourth installment of a legacy has a fighting chance to surpass the third. There are a lot of nice cards up for grabs this time around, including a bunch of Stephen Strasburg cards, if you're into that sort of thing.

My 2007 box of U&H was one of the most fun I've ever opened. In 2008 I got that T206 buyback. The 2009 set is still incomplete, and had few good cards to speak of. This year, however, Topps has changed the name of the product, now 2009 Topps Update Series. I did okay, with my only hit being a silk card, but I only got five doubles. Enough with the exposition, let's get to your part of this.

Here's what you do:
1. Check out the list of available cards below. Select one (or a couple) you want. Just remember, the more you claim, the better your trade material should be.
2. Send me an email with your choice of card at bill13boehm@yahoo.com
3. I will reply to you as to the card's availability. First come, first serve. I will include my mailing address.
4. When I confirm the card of your choice, pick out one or more of your own cards or anything else you want to send me. A few guidelines about what you can't send: Nothing that should really be in the garbage, nothing perishable, and nothing illegal. (Notice I didn't say nothing immoral.)
5. Send me whatever is was you picked out. Don't tell me what it is before you send it, I'd like to have it be a surprise! Include a SASE or you won't be getting your card.
6. When I receive your item, I will take a picture of the trade materials and post the happy couple on my blog, and then I will send you the card.

AVAILABLE CARDS (Cards in BOLD have already been claimed.)

Base:
68 John Danks - White Sox
85 Starlin Castro - Cubs
101 Jake Westbrook - Cardinals
139 Jorge Cantu - Rangers

Topps Million Card Giveaway (All Redeemed):
21 Roy Campanella - Dodgers
22 Gary Carter - Expos
23 Bob Gibson - Cardinals
24 Ichiro - Mariners
25 Mickey Mantle - Yankees
26 Roger Maris - Yankees
28 Mike Schmidt - Phillies
30 Mickey Mantle - Yankees
30 Mickey Mantle - Yankees

Peak Performance:
107 Carlos Pena - Rays
116 Starlin Castro - Cubs
118 Austin Jackson - Tigers
124 Daniel Nava - Red Sox
125 Roy Halladay - Phillies

Turkey Red (Many are Miscut):
105 John Lackey - Redsox
106 Roy Campanella - Dodgers
113 Josh johnson - Marlins
114 Carlos Lee - Astros
121 A.J. Burnett - Yankees
122 Ben Sheets - A's
128 Chris Carpenter - Cardinals
135 Orlando Cepeda - Giants
138 Christy Mathewson - Giants

Legendary Lineage:
61 Jason Heyward/Dave Winfield
62 Walter Johnson/Stephen Strasburg
63 Victor Martinez/Carlos Santana
64 Rod Carew/Robinson Cano


The Cards Your Mom Threw Out:
123 Roger Maris - Indians
132 Brooks Robinson - Orioles
140 Yogi Berra & Roy Campanella - Yankees/Dodgers
143 Andre Dawson -Expos
148 Wade Boggs - Red Sox
149 Darryl Strawberry - Mets
157 Don Mattingly - Yankees
161 Chipper Jones - Braves
163 Mike Piazza & Ken Griffey, Jr. - Dodgers/Mariners

167 Jason Bay - Expos
168 Josh Hamilton & Carl Crawford - Rays
171 Ryan Zimmerman - Nationals

The Cards Your Mom Threw Out Original Back
1966 Topps Robin Roberts - Astros

Tales of the Game:
4 Eddie Mathews - Braves
5 Babe Ruth -Yankees
7 Mike Schmidt - Phillies
9 Andre Dawson & Alex Rodriguez - Cubs/Rangers
13 Harry Truman - President
14 Stephen Strasburg - Nationals

Topps Attax
Ubaldo Jimenez- Rockies
Hideki Matsui - Angels
Starlin Castro - Cubs
Mike Stanton - Marlins
Ryan Howard - Phillies
David Price - Rays
Buster Posey - Giants
Stephen Strasburg - Nationals
Joe Mauer - Twins
Hunter Pence - Astros
Carlos Santana - Indians
Robinson Cano - Yankees
Ichiro - Mariners
Josh Hamilton - Rangers
Roy Halladay - Phillies
Joakim Soria - Royals
Adrian Gonzalez- Padres
Adam Jones - Orioles
Matt Cain - Giants
Adam Wainwright - Cardinals
Derek Jeter - Yankees
Andre Ethier - Dodgers
Victor Martinez - Red Sox
Mark Reynolds - Diamondbacks
Vernon Wells - Blue Jays
Nick Markakis - Orioles
Paul Konerko - White Sox
Albert Pujols - Cardinals
Francisco Liriano - Twins
Austin Jackson - Tigers
Alfonso Soriano - Cubs
Andrew McCutchen - Pirates
Jason Heyward - Braves
Miguel Cabrera - Tigers
Ike Davis - Mets

You could really make me happy by helping me complete this set. I want to finish the base set before the 2011 Update Series is released, and I'm also trying to complete the Vintage Legends insert set. Oh, and that one Turkey Red I'm looking for is Robin Yount, natch. Also, feel free to check my Want Lists in the sidebar.

WANTED
Base:
27 54 56 59 86 140 159 248 261 268 269 297 322

Vintage Legends:
27 29 30 31 32 34 36 38 39 41 44 45 47 49 50

Turkey Red:
45

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