Foul Junk

Before I show any of the treasures that I picked up from the the card show, I need to catch up on a few trades.  I hope they don’t mind, but I have combined two trade packages for this post.

First up, is a stack of Jason Kendall’s cards from The Junior Junkie.

For those who aren’t aware, The Junior Junkie recently sent cards to 51 different zip codes, and I was the recipient of a PWE.


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Though he sent over close to a dozen cards, these six were needed.  My collection is so unorganized that I may never have a comprehensive list of what I need.  So it is a rarity that so many cards end up being needed, as it was a shot in the dark that I would any of them.

I don’t know how anyone else feels, but I have misgivings about receiving cards from the Junior Junkie, as I don’t know if I will ever have a card that he needs.  I have been trying to put together something for him, but I know that he has all of the cards I have set aside.

Next up, are a few cards from a recent trade partner.  Will, who has a blog called Foul Bunt, and I have completed one trade already, with the understanding that we continue to keep an eye out for cards for each other.  Well, as is usually the case, I am too slow on the trigger; Will has already sent a second package of Hall of Fame catchers.

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As I so rarely buy sets like Gypsy Queen, I often overlook picking up singles, so I wasn’t surprised that I needed this Carter.  The other is from one of those Topps Mail Order exclusive sets put out in the ’80s.

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Here is another of the overlooked.  Mini’s almost never end up in my collection unless one of the following happens: it gets pulled from a pack that I open, someone sends it to me, or it is a Carlton Fisk.

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Now we’re cookin’!

Two 1986 Topps Mini Leaders that were both needed, and of my favorite players?  How am I this behind in my collection?


These two, however, I don’t feel bad about not owning, as I have no idea what they are.  I can tell that they are cut out from a cardboard box, but I couldn’t find a year or manufacturer.  My guess: hostess from the late ’70s.

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2 Responses to Foul Junk

  1. shoeboxlegends says:

    Awesome trade packages both! You are correct, those last two are ’76 Hostess I believe.


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