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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

First shiny in the mail

January was "Get yer Topps lists in order" month, February is "Get your trades in order" month. Thorzul may as well stop reading 'till March because you're about to get flooded with package posts. Since I'm all agog aver the Platinum Diamond set, I may as well show off the first one I've received in the mail.


Ok, even the most curmudgeonly of grouches has to admit that Topps hit a home run with this card. Never discount the power of grouchy curmudgeonliness. Rick Ankiel slides safely into third while getting tagged in the face while third base coach Brian Snitker looks on while doing girl push ups. This card doesn't need any shiny at all, but I'll take it.

This came from Crinkly Wrappers as a throw in to a trade we had lined up. He is collecting the 1954 Topps set and doing a lot better job at it than I am. I offered Mr. Crinkly any common cards he needed for his set in exchange for any of the doubles he's accumulated that I needed. He accepted and sent me a healthy pile of '54 in the mail. Let's see if you can recognize one...


Looks like I don't need to have this one shipped anymore. I just declined a bunch of trades for it too... Better start offering it up, I'm sure I can get a 1987 Ozzie smith for it. I'm still waiting on Crinkly's '54 want list so I'll hold off on showing the rest of them right now. There's a couple of doozies in the package that have to be shown off so be patient... Thanks for the oldies (and shiny)!

10 comments:

ShaneK said...

dayf-

Shoot me an email with your address so I can send out the Pujols + 2 other shinies.

Andy said...

Sure, who wouldn't love a card where the biggest thing in the photo is some guy's ass.

Normally I agree with you on stuff like this, but in this case I think this card stinks (like ass).

Andy said...

Just to be clear, I think this card reeks.

FanOfReds said...

And to think I thought I might get the first shiny in the mail...I'm expecting a couple of packages when I get home from work!

dayf said...

Ok, I guess I was so excited by the photo of a close play at third that I discounted the fielder's butt.

Looks like I've made an ass of myself...

Community Gum said...

The first thing I noticed about the card was not the ass. It's a great photograph in my opinion. And I never let some dude's ass get in the way of my appreciation for great photography! -Andy

cubsfan731 said...

Ankiel slide-Great
Snitker's 'girly pushups'-Fantastic
Third-baseman's posterior-Not so hot

Colbey said...

Congrats on your first shiny! I've got an extra Freddie Freeman if you're interested...

Kevin M. Brady said...

blogroll me, please?

www.bonus-cantos.blogspot.com

and i voted, as requested!

jason said...

Not gonna do the shinies myself...but I do like the minis in the set. Up for trade I've got these shinies: 16, 20, 48, 56, 68, 84, 89, 90, 92, 94, 98, 108, 125, 167, 171, 174, 178, 208, 232, 234, 237, 243, 244, 249, 263, 266, 271, 273, 282, 288, 300 and 305. Looking for thee minis: 2,6,8,9,14,15,18,20,21,23,24,25,27,28,32,34,37,39,41,43,44,45,48 and 49.

Let me know, JasonJustice@810WHB.com