Thursday, April 3, 2014

Lots of Stuff to Show Off With Lots of Blogger Contributions

I have gotten a lot of stuff the last few days but have been too busy to show anything off.  Well here we go:
Up first is a package from Weston of Fantastic Catch in exchange for some Cardinals.
1.  2013 Topps The Elite Ted Williams.  Nice thick card of the Splendid Splinter.

2.  2013 Topps 1971 Mini Dustin Pedroia.

3.  2013 Topps 1972 Mini Fred Lynn.

4.  2010 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Jon Lester.

5.  2010 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Jonathan Papelbon.

6.  2013 Bowman Draft Jackie Bradley Jr.  Finally, a new JBJ.

Thanks Weston!

Next is a big trade with Johnny from Cards from the Quarry, a big Rockies fan.
7.  1977 O-Pee-Chee Jim Rice.

8.  1994 Topps Gold Scott Fletcher.  A 5-WAR player in 1993, believe it or not.

9.  1994 Topps Gold Ken Ryan.

10.  1995 Topps Otis Nixon.  

11.  1995 Topps Frank Rodriguez.

12.  1995 Topps Aaron Sele.

13.  1995 Topps Roger Clemens.  Just filling in some gaps.

14.  2009 Topps Toppstown Kevin Youkilis.

15.  2009 Upper Deck Icons Jonathan Papelbon.

And the first card in this scan is from Johnny too:
16.  2009 O-Pee-Chee Walk-Off Winners J.D. Drew.  Celebrating the win in Game 5 of the ALCS in 2008 in which Boston mounted a huge comeback.

Thanks Johnny!

17.  2012 Topps Chrome Blue Refractor Mike Aviles.  Acquired in a trade with some Alomar stuff from the other blog.

Up next is a new vintage package from one of my favorite trading partners, Mark Hoyle:
18.  1970 Fleer Laughlin World Series Babe Ruth.  Most of these cards did not feature any recognizable players, but boy this one did.  Just an awesome card celebrating Ruth's pitching dominance in the World Series.

19.  1975 Topps Mini Rogelio Moret.  Mark always throws a bunch of these in.  Not that I mind, I did not have any prior to his packages.

20.  1975 Topps Mini Rick Miller.

21.  1975 Topps Mini Mario Guerrero.  One of the pieces Boston acquired in the ill-fated Sparky Lyle trade.

22.  1975 Topps Mini Rick Burleson.  The Rooster was a very underrated player.

23.  1975 Topps Mini Bernie Carbo.

24.  1975 Topps Mini Juan Beniquez.

25.  1968 Topps George Scott.  Boomer!

26.  1969 Topps Dick Williams.  Hall of Fame manager.

More from Mark:
27.  1970 Topps Dick Schofield.  

28.  1970 Topps Mike Nagy.  Nice trophy.

29.  1973 Topps Ben Oglivie.  Yes, another young player Boston let get away before he became a star,

30.  1973 Topps Ken Tatum.

31.  1973 Topps Luis Tiant/Steve Carlton LL.

32.  1976 Isaly's Disc Luis Tiant.  This is certainly interesting.

Thanks Mark!  I will send some stuff asap.

Next is another trade from Kenny, aka Zippy Zappy:
33.  2013 Bowman Chrome Mini Prospects Deven Marrero.  Marrero impressed in Spring Training.

34.  1961 Fleer George Pipgras.  Awesome vintage card of a longtime Yankee star who spent a short stint in Boston.

35.  2009 Fusion Press Pass Jason Varitek.  Probably not going in the Red Sox collection, but a great card of one of my favorites all the same.

Thanks Kenny!

Next is an Ebay win for a couple of buybacks:
36.  2014 Topps 75th Anniversary Nelson Chittum.

37.  2014 Topps 75th Anniversary Ben Oglivie.  Look familiar?

Next is some stuff Jack from Baseball Dad sent along with a bunch of Alomars you can see on the other blog.
38.  2009 Stand-Up Josh Beckett.  This one is unusual.  

39.  2014 Topps Opening Day David Ortiz.

40.  2014 Topps Opening Day Jon Lester.  He was great on Opening Day, though he took a tough loss.

41.  2014 Topps Opening Day Xander Bogaerts.  

42.  2014 Topps Opening Day Shane Victorino.

Thanks Jack!  I will send stuff soon.

Finally, a quick trade:
43.  2005 Zenith Z-Silver Tim Wakefield.

44.  2008 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini Coco Crisp.

45.  2013 Topps Gypsy Queen Mini David Ortiz.

46.  2013 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini Jim Rice.

47.  2004 Diamond Kings Sepia Roger Clemens.