Saturday, February 20, 2010

Wicked Trade: (Long Over Due)

I could blame it on my slow scanner. Or pure laziness. Or my fondness for wine within 5 minutes of hitting the door when I get home from work. Or all of it, take your pick.

At any rate, I've fallen behind in trade posts, starting with an epic trade from Wicked Ortega. Well, this is my end.

A 1956 Doby:
I'm not a huge Miggy fan, but he's one of the best players in the game and it would have taken something pretty badass to pry that card from me. Well, this is more than sufficiently badass. Since Doby is from SC I pick up his cards whenever I can afford them, and this was a score. I'll go into it in more depth this summer when I do Larry Doby week again, but for now I'll just say "YEAH!"

Worked out in the trade were some other Rays cards.
I don't get too much into the high end stuff (is Sweet Spot High End? Low End? Mid Range? Hell, they sell is at Wal Mart, right?) or even serial numbered cards because of the cost. So: I'd never seen this card or one like it before and have/had no idea of it's value. First: that's not a bat chip. It's a 1/2 inch thick piece of bat embedded in a card that's more like a shadow box. Pretty awesome, and I had no idea what I was getting.

Then this CC jersey:
CC jerseys are always good, CC jerseys with Derek Jeter on them....I just don't know.

And most importantly, as a throw in for the person who tolerates my collection (and has yet to see my recent ebay purchase come up on the credit card bill):
It's the smile himself, Mr. Carlos Peña. It was immediately one of the compa's favorite cards and it's her first minor league CP. Thanks for throwing that in, Wicked, and for the epic trade in general.

Have a good one everybody and goodnight Pumpsie Green, wherever you are!


  1. Dude, we have the exaxt same taste in cards! Very jealous as you got some VERY nice stuff! I wanted all those cards (ESPECIALLY Pena in the Tulsa jersey) but I didn't have the trading ammo. That Niemann bat barrell is amazing! I have a package for you, but it isn't big enough YET. Writing from Fan Fest-not much going on yet... Go Rays!

  2. Dang you were the one who snatched up that Doby! I was really interested, but you got it :(
    I'm still lookin for my first Doby. I haven't seen any that I've been able to purchase, and I really want to start. As I told Ortega, he is actually my great uncle, which is all the more reason to want to collect him. If you happen to have any extras or doubles of his that you could part with, please let me know, and maybe we could work something out.