Sunday, April 28, 2013

Another trade completed...

Here's another trade recap, this time from Madding over at Cards on Cards!

I sent some 2013 emerald parallels of our favorite team his way, and in appreciation he sent the cards in the picture above.
There were three different packs in the mailer, and a whole flock of Cardinals cards to add to the PC.
Here are some of my favorites...

 I like the "picture-in-picture-in-picture" of Perez. How'd they do it?
I'm always a fan of the dark-blue BP jerseys. I miss them. 
Is that a pitcher at bat? He's bunting? Sounds like a new section in the binder to me!
The "Runnin' Redbirds" card has been featured on Madding's blog. I've wanted it ever since I first saw it, and now I have a copy! HAHAHA!
Oh, and I really like the Busch Stadium card, I wish they'd do those more often. 
(Though with Topps' tendency to re-use pictures, we know how that'd turn out.)

 Another pitcher laying down the bunt?! Oh, the PC lords doth smile on this day!
Psychedelic McGwires will always be welcome in my collection!
This is my first (full-sized) LaRussa card. Looks like the start of a "manger" section of the binder!

The scratch-off reminds me of similar cards I'd find in my elementary school lunches.
Can't complain about die-cuts! Still, it makes me sad we won't see Crown Royale baseball for a while.
Pagnozzi was the catcher I remember most from my younger days, and this card is pretty neat. I gives some Busch II facts, and even recommends the best seat in the house!
A nice team picture to rounds out this presentation, I prefer the modern "action" team shots.
Especially since I think they could've cropped in on this one a little more...

This was a much-appreciated haul, and it'll keep me busy sorting for quite a while!

Thanks for stopping by!
Staying unabashed and interested, 


  1. I love that Busch Card! I believe it's from the 2010 UD set? AKA, the one where they said license-shmysense and threw MLB logos all over the place until they were shut down. Every stadium card in that set is shot from the outside of the park which is so poetic for Upper Deck...

    1. Yeah, the whole "devil may care" attitude they took on from 2009-2010 was actually a tad refreshing.
      It's a great card, I just need to figure out where the hell it fits in my Cardinals binder.
      Naturally, the front page, but with what cards around it?
      Puzzling, puzzling...

    2. That Busch Stadium Card is breathtaking, makes me wanna be there and take in some Cardinals baseball (When the Marlins are in town). Looks like a great venue and thats a great card. Love the blog btw I just started following check mine out feel free to join the site.

    3. Thanks for the follow!
      It's always nice to run across a multi-interest blogger, I'm going to enjoy reading your posts!

  2. Likewise, I love Cards but can't stay in a box you know.