Friday, May 15, 2009

A Online Trade with Garvey Cey Russell Lopes

I am rediscovering a joy I last experienced as a child.

Recently, I completed a online trade with the proprietor of the Garvey Cey Russell Lopes Blog. He was working on completing a 1989 Upper Deck set and had a long list of cards needed for completion. Fortunately, I have a giant box filled with commons from that set- easily some 4500 cards total. So, I traded any and all cards I had from his list and he passed along some Dodger cards to add to my collection. As I've written in the past, my current collection consist of mostly older/ vintage Baseball cards, so I have very few modern issued cards of Dodger players.

Below is a sample of the bounty GCRL passed along. Thanks Bro!

BTW, anybody else wanna trade? I have tons of cards, mostly from 1986 to 1993, some much older vintage items, unopened boxes, sets and a bunch of oddball oddities.
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Here are 3 vintage players that were pass along. On the left is a 2001 Upper Deck Cooperstown Collection card of Pee Wee Reese. My favorite, though, is the Carl Erskine in the middle. It's a modern card made after the vintage 1955 Topps set.
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If you are interested in knowing what the 2009 Topps cards look like for this season, well, here they are above. I'm not entirely impressed with the design. On the other hand, the card of Pierre making the diving catch is pretty nice.
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Now that you've had a chance to see this years Topps card, now check out Upper Deck's 2009 Baseball cards above. Here is Jeff Kent's last card, Chin-Lung Hu and a Juan Pierre in a well worn uniform.
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Stadium Club has always been one of my favorite card sets because of their outstanding photography. The Devon White and Kevin Brown 2000 Stadium Club versions do not disappoint.
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Above are 2001 Topps Heritage cards of Darren Dreifort and Chan Ho Park. These cards borrow the vintage design from the 1952 Topps set. Below, the Eric Karros and Todd Hollandsworth cards are from Fleer's 2000 Tradition set that borrow its design from Topps 1954 set.
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Rehashing old designs for modern sets is quite popular. Below is Upper Deck's 2008 Goudey cards of Hu, Chad Billingsley and the outfielder who I refuse to ever think about again. The original Goudey sets were made in the 1930's.
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Below are 2 examples from Topps 2009 Heritage card set that borrow it's design from the Topps 1960 set.
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Last but not least are two cards of Karros and Chan Ho Park from the 2001 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia set. Until recently, I had never heard of this card company.
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Collection: 1984 Union Oil Most Memorable Moments: The 10th Player

Here is the last and possibly most important of the 15 collectible sheets I have been highlighting these past couple of weeks from the 1984 Union Oil Most Memorable Moments set. Here they celebrate the 10th player- the fans. As the reverse states:
"...Dodger fans showed that wherever they are- at the ballpark, at the beaches, in the mountains in the deserts or in their homes- they are as much a part of the team as the players, and the "10th Player" is the reason these moments in Los Angeles Dodgers history have been so memorable."

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Artwork by Richard Farrell.

Check out the rest of the set here in my photoalbum, or the following link with my post about each sheet.
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