Play at the Plate Trade

6 02 2010

As you might already know, I had a mini-collection of Ian Kinsler.  Even though Kinsler’s an awesome player, I had no reason to hold on to them.  And the perfect candidate for a handful of Kinslers was Brian from Play at the Plate.  After exchanging emails, the deal was finalized and here are the highlights of the amazing package I received:

Bart Miadich #/500, Troy Glaus #/284 (nice random #), and Mo Vaughn #/2001.  Some sweet #’d inserts.  If you look closely (which is hard because of how small the scan is), Troy Glaus’ toe looks lodged in the dirt.  Just wanted to point that out.

As you’ve heard me same many times, I’m obsessed with 2009 Topps Chrome and I love these XFractors of Erick Aybar and Jered Weaver.

I love this Darin Erstad Topps Finest Refractor #/499.  Sweet card.

Darin Erstad Lumberjacks GU bat #/500 and Elpidio Guzman Prospect Jrsy .

Two awesome Erstad relics: one a jersey w/ pinstripe and another a GU base #/350.  My first ever GU base card, pretty sweet!

And last, but not least, some on-card autos.  There’s nothing I love more than a clean, on card auto.  One of Orlando Palmeiro and the other a Tim Salmon.  My first “Big Fish” auto is a sweet one.

Thanks a lot Brian!  I really enjoy the cards and I hope you enjoy yours too!  If you don’t already know about him, go check him out at Play at the Plate!




2 New Numbered Garkos from Roll Out The Barrel

10 01 2010

A few weeks ago, I was reading a post on Roll Out the Barrel, and I saw that he had pulled a numbered Ryan Garko chrome insert out of a blaster of Heritage High Numbers that I needed. I emailed Ed, asking about it, and he just sent it to me, along with another stack of Giants which included a SECOND numbered Garko that I needed. What a guy! Not to worry, however, Ed, as I will have some Brewers out to you in a jiffy!

Here are the gems o’ the trade:

First, a 2009 Topps Updates and Highlights Gold Ryan Garko #/2009

The second card is really a beauty, and is #/1960:

I love these cards, especially the chrome one, because they are my first Garkos in a Giants uniform and they both look sweet. I will have a package for you out soon, Ed! Looking forward to trading again in the future!