Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Trade Me Anything X Has Arrived!

You know the drill.
I buy box.
I rip box.
I keep some.
I trade away rest.

(By the way, this is officially the first thing I've done ten times annually on this blog. It's a proud moment.)

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(s) at bill13boehm@yahoo.com
Please don't leave a request comment on the blog. This just confuses people, so don't do it, it will just be deleted and will not count.
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.) I've got a want list you could check out, too!
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.

Here are the cards you may choose from. Cards that have officially been claimed are in BOLD.

Gold Parallels (#/2016)
38 Cole Hamels - Rangers
105 Joey Rickard - Orioles
188 Shawn Kelley - Nationals
234 Carlos Beltran - Yankees
287 Tim Anderson - White Sox

Rainbow Foil Parallels
71 Kelly Johnson - Mets
157 Jameson Taillon - Pirates
174 Starlin Castro - Yankees

Franklin Insert
2 Yadier Molina - Cardinals
6 Jose Altuve - Astros
11 Hunter Pence - Giants
16 Edwin Encarnacion - Blue Jays

3000 Hits Club
1 Carl Yastrzemski - Red Sox
3 Hank Aaron - Braves
10 George Brett - Royals
13 Ichiro - Marlins
18 Wade Boggs - Devil Rays

Ichiro Chasing 3K
36 - 2,941
46 - 2,972
52 - 2,982
58 - 2,988

First Pitch
2 Jake Gyllenhaal - Red Sox
4 Brady Kahle - Red Sox
5 Keith Urban - Dodgers
6 Aubrey Plaza - Dodgers
7 Chance the Rapper - White Sox
9 Craig Sager - Cubs

All-Star Workout Jersey Relic
Paul Goldschmidt - Diamondbacks

Topps 50 Cents Off Coupon (x3)

Base Cards
18 Luis Cessa - Yankees
20 Junichi Tazawa - Red Sox
25 Hyun-Soo Kim - Orioles
37 Jon Neise - Mets
51 Steve Pearce - Orioles
52 Wil Myers - Padres
59 Steven Brault - Pirates
67 Blake Snell - Rays
71 Kelly Johnson - Mets
82 Chad Qualls - Rockies
86 Steven Vogt - A’s
136 Julio Urias - Dodgers
153 Zach Duke - Cardinals
157 Jameson Taillon - Pirates
192 Jackie Bradley, Jr. - Red Sox
218 Carlos Gonzalez - Rockies
221 Yankees Keystoners (Castro, Gregorius)
225 Tim Lincecum - Angels
252 Johnny Cueto - Giants
257 Jedd Gyorko - Cardinals
270 Chris Devenski - Astros
281 Anthony Rizzo - Cubs
293 Hansel Robles - Mets

Here are the inserts I'm keeping.
Robin Yount 3000 Hits Club
I love it that I can still get one of his cards in a pack.

Fire inserts. These look really cool, especially, if the team colors include red. It makes it look like an absolute bloodbath.

That being said, the Griffey card is the best looking of the bunch. Something about those Mariners period uniforms just do it for me.

And then there's this Mike Trout "negative" (although it's really just black and white) parallel. It's nice to pull a somewhat-hard-to-get parallel of the best player in the box. This will be going on eBay and should almost pay for the whole box.

Go scrounge and find something to trade me.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Dreams Really Do Come True

You know those fake Publisher's Clearinghouse sweepstakes commercials where a chump in a suit shows up at some joker's house with a fistful of balloons and an oversized check, stepping over the rusty Tonka earth mover toys strewn about the front yard, dogs yapping, eviction notices conveniently hidden from view of the camera, the sounds of a Ziploc bag of oxycontin being flushed down a toilet just barely making their way past piles of Rubbermaid containers full of stuffed animals in what passes for a living room? You know those?

Yeah, this is nothing like that. If you haven't heard, I'm giving away free cards. The first SASE, from Tim in Ohio, arrived the other day. Real people getting real cards, and all they have to do is ask.

Tim asked for Albert Belle and Carlos Baerga, as well as any other Indians. (There weren't any.) And now Tim, for the price of a stamp and the passing sense of disgust after licking an envelope, can call these cards his own.

If you want in on this, click the link in the second paragraph. Lots of good ones left, waiting for a home.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016


This afternoon I was tooling around in the basement, possibly hatching a borderline-illegal scheme, and I ran across a set of cards that I just became tired of carting across the state. Yes, I happened upon the 1991 Classic Series 3 game set. It was still inside the (opened) carrying case. I came to the realization that I'm no longer interested in owning this set, I'm never going to put it in a binder, and I'm never going to play the game. However, I couldn't bear to throw these cards away.

This is where you guys come in. If any of the cards listed below interest you, they can be yours for free. Just leave a comment indicating which card(s) you want, and they will be reserved for you. (BTW, all cards listed are available except Molitor, Vaughn, and the 4-player micro card. Not sure what happened to that one.) All you have to do is send me a SASE. Claim as many cards as you want, so long as you affixxx the correct hardcore postage. Remember to check any comments that have been left before yours so there are any fistfights over the rights to Kevin Morton.

Once you claim your cards, send the SASE to:
Bill Boehm
1916 N. 52nd St.
Milwaukee, WI 53208

Stake your claim, and remember to Stay Classic!™