By the Time They Get here from Phoenix, I’ll be Blogging

Recently, I came across the blog, It’s Like Having my own Card Shop, that focuses on the Arizona Diamondbacks.  I contacted Daniel and told him that I had a stack of D-Backs that I wanted to send his way.  Like most of the bloggers I have come in contact with, Daniel was excited by the prospect of receiving cards of his favorite team and wanted to know what he could send in return.

A few days ago, an envelope arrived with a slew of Red Sox cards that Daniel had sent my way.  Here is what made the trip from Arizona.

star attractions

These three cards come from 2006 Upper Deck Star Attractions.  My favorite part about these cards: Pedroia is wearing his rookie uniform, #64.

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Speaking of Pedroia, here are a couple more “Laser Show” cards.  While I like the die-cut card, that picture on the O-Pee-Chee card is awesome.

varitek a

I have had a lucky streak here lately; just about every trade package contains a catcher that I am actively collecting.  This one was no different.  Sweet Spot decided to use an odd image of Jason Varitek for this card.


Pedro will be elected into the Hall of Fame early next year, so it is fun acquiring more of his cards (Sorry about the scan).


For a time, Nomar was considered the best shortstop in baseball, and though he was traded away before he could win a World Series, he will go down as one of the best shortstops in the history of Boston.

archives 1

I already had most of these 2012 Topps Archives, but they look so well together that I had to show them off.   Can you tell what these three cards have in common?  The Red Sox let each one of them go.  Crawford, thankfully, was traded to the Dodgers, and free agency claimed the other two.

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More Archives goodness.  Ortiz is the only one of these players currently playing for the Red Sox.  Though, to be fair, Boggs retired a long time ago.

donruss mini cracker jack

Lastly, Daniel included these two cards.  While the scan doesn’t show it, these cards are tiny.  They are part of the 1992 Donruss Cracker Jack Series.  Each card is about 1/4 of the size of a normal card.

Daniel, you sent over a great stack of cards; they are much appreciated.

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4 Responses to By the Time They Get here from Phoenix, I’ll be Blogging

  1. Glad you liked the cards!


  2. Julie says:

    great additions! When a card is Cracker Jack, I’m always in!


  3. Daniel recently sent me a trade package, too. Looks like you got lots of good stuff. I’d never seen those Donruss 1992 Cracker Jack minis before.


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