Friday, July 8, 2011

Trade with Ted of Crinkly Wrappers

Ted from Crinkly Wrappers and I just completed another trade. We've been pretty good trading partners even before he got his blog up and running. He contacted me about the Joe Morgan Legends shortprint that I pulled out of my series 2 hobby box and a new trade was born.

I already had this card but it is an upgrade of the rough conditioned one I had in my team set binder. I like the early action shot of Boog here calling for the pop up. I like these mid 70s action shots because you just don't see action shots like this nowadays.
Speaking of Team sets, Ted also sent me a full team set of 2005 Upper Deck Past Time Pennants. All 4 of these cards has great shots of the greats from the Orioles past. This was an interesting set that you could even get a real felt pennant out of your hobby box. Apparently the gimmick wasn't enough of a pull to warrant Upper Deck making a followup set in 2006.

Ted also offered up a near team set of this year's Pro Debut. I seem to dabble in prospecting so Pro Debut is right up my alley. I am a little confused as to why Topps is only putting out one series this year. I really like this shot of Manny Machado. It looks like it was taken a nanosecond before the picture on his '10 Bowman Draft Picks Prospect card.
Thanks to Ted for sending these nice cards my way. Good luck on your Vintage Legends personal Collection. I can't wait to see the finished results!

3 comments:

  1. You are welcome. It is coming together, as is 2010. I liked the Past Time Pennants so much that after I had picked up about half the set, I ended up buying a full set online. It was cheaper that way.

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  2. Speaking of that beautiful '75 Boog Powell card... my father used to tell a horrible joke...

    Him: Did you know there was a fourth Alou brother?
    You: Why no, I didn't.
    Him: Yes, it's Boog Powell. The Orioles made him change his name, though.
    You: really?
    Him: Yeah, they figured Boog Alou sounded silly.


    Yes, my father, god rest his soul, told very silly jokes.
    And he'd tell them sounding just like some old vaudeville comedian. Like Fred Mertz.

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