First, Pat from Hot Corner Cards sent me a fantastic box of 2013 update and 2014 Topps cards to help me fill in gaps in my collection of those sets. I am still sorting through all of them, but I wanted to say a hearty "Thank YOU!" to Pat. In his honor, I'm posting something I got through the mail back in about 1987:
Pat, I agree with you -- Alan Trammell belongs in the Hall of Fame. He had the misfortune of having a career at the same time as several all-time greats -- everyone from Robin Yount (who had a 4-year head start and started in the majors as a teen just a bit earlier) to Cal Ripken Jr. (on whom Trammell had a 4-year head start) to Ozzie Smith (almost a direct contemporary) to Barry Larkin (10 years later) and Derek Jeter, whom Trammell overlapped by a year. He also had six injury filled years at the end of his career that cost him any chance at 3000 hits. Trammell was a great player and one I thought at the time did not get enough credit.
I also grabbed a nice serial numbered card (325/499) from the Quarry and some other fine Brewers cards to help continue filling that gaping hole in my collecting years called 1991 through 2007. Here's the cool Prince Fielder I snagged:
The Card Chop. I still owe The Chop a return package, which I'm putting together this weekend along with a couple of other envelopes I'm about ready to send. But I always appreciate getting a great oddball Robin Yount to add to my collection -- especially one with a note saying that Yount was going to a good home.
Also making the trip from Idaho was a card from my childhood non-Brewer favorite, Gary Carter, from the Topps Archives set in 2012:
All in all, it was a good week for trades here. Now, over the rest of this weekend, I have to figure out what I got in the other stuff I got this week. It includes everything from one of the earliest Brewers sets ever printed to cracking three boxes of 2012 Topps Series 2 to two wonderful Hostess Panels from the 1970s.