Let's dive right in.
I got my Ebay Bucks certificate and used it on two cards to go toward my Jason Varitek collection, which now stands at 898 cards. The first one came in now:
The second package of the day came from Eric, a Red Sox fan from South Dakota (not all that far from me), who agreed to send me a few vintage Red Sox cards for some Red Sox doubles I have:
2. 1956 Topps Ike Delock. The trade brought me two 1956 Topps cards, just my second and third. Delock was a pretty decent pitcher in the 1950's that spent a lot of time in the bullpen. He was 83-72 with a 4.01 ERA over eleven seasons with the Red Sox. His best season was 1959 when he was 11-6 with a 2.95 ERA.
3. 1956 Topps Milt Bolling. Bolling was part of the vaunted "youth movement" then-manager Lou Boudreau was pushing in the early 1950's. Unfortunately, the infielder never developed into anything more than a good fielding shortstop who could not hit. He hit .247/.324/.356 with 15 home runs and 75 RBIs over six seasons with the Red Sox.
Thanks for the trade, Eric! Hope to do some more soon.