I am finally getting around to posting about the many trade packages that arrived during the holidays. Again, I apologize to those of you that sent these amazing cards to me; perhaps someday in the near future you can forget to post about cards I send to you.
These cards showed up a few weeks before Christmas, and it really was like opening a present. Adam is responsible for the blog, Infield Fly Rule, which is home to one of the most organized trade posts I have seen. Adam keeps a running list of inbound and outbound trades, in addition to how many people have traded with him. It is definitely worth a read.
First up, is a group of Mo Vaughn cards. These cards were all needed, as Mo is an underrepresented player in my Red Sox collection. I can’t get over the resemblance between Vaughn and Ortiz.
Speaking of Big Papi, Adam sent over a slew of his cards that found a happy home in my collection.
I had never seen these “Spot the Error” cards. What a way to incorporate Where’s Waldo into baseball cards.
A couple of Pedroia cards were included in the stack of cards Adam sent over.
Nomar had the skills to be a Hall of Famer, had he been able to remain healthy. So it goes without saying that he is the best shortstop in Red Sox history.
Adam sent over a few Wade Boggs cards, and the Diamond Kings card takes me right back to elementary school. Junk wax goodness in all it’s glory.
Onto the favored part of the stack: catchers.
I really like the horizontal layout of this card, as it allows to see Varitek swinging for the fences, as well as showing another catcher.
While I don’t like the multi-player rookie cards, the theme of this cards deserved to make this post.
Kendall and Mauer. . . what’s not to like?
Even though Bench retired over 30 years ago, Topps and Panini still include him in most current releases, though I am not complaining.
I can think of no better way to wrap up this post than to show off these two cards. I don’t really need to say anything else, do I?
Adam, thanks so much for your generosity. I am almost ready to send another stack of cards your way as penance for my behavior.