Saturday, August 14, 2010

From NatsTown To My Town

I'm scheduling this post for while I am at the Red Sox game.  Hopefully while you are reading this we are laying it to the Rangers...

I'm glad I found NatsTown.  I had a large stack of National/Expos cards that needed a good home.  Except for a few Zimmermans I never could find a person to unload my Nats cards on.  Now that stack is way smaller and the pile of Red Sox is larger.

This Leaf Oil Can Boyd came from NatsTown but is originally from the land of hockey.  Those Canadians are some card hoarding fools because things like O-Pee-Chee and Leaf hardly ever make it to Missouri.  Boyd is sporting some big damn shades on this card.  I remember big giant sunglasses like this from my youth.  It is funny how some people think big sunglasses are the newest greatest thing.  Right after big sunglasses came sunglasses with side shields (ie Top Gun) I wonder how long till my kids start asking for them...

When I received this card I thought, "crap, I don't have that card.  I have a complete 1983 team set but I don't have that card.  How can I have a complete team set and not have that card?  Oh no, how many many more complete team sets do I have that need one more card?"  After my panic attack I pulled out the early 80s binder and it turns out I did already have the card.  This is a good thing because it keeps that can of worms closed for now.  I really need to take a look through my 80s cards again sometime...
If you want to make sure I scan cards I receive in trades send me Nomars.  I always scan them all.  Not because I'm a huge Nomar nut, because I need so many of them.


He really did some damage to my 2003 want list.  He sent a ton of 03s including these great Bowman Heritage.  Oddly the Dusty Brown at the bottom is twice as think as the rest.  Looking at the edge you can actually see where Topps fused two cards together to make it extra thick.  I'm guessing it is an odd parallel having to do with the fake signature on it.

This Pedro is way cooler than the scan.  It is actually clear everywhere except Pedro's body.  I love EX cards.

This is the only 2003 Bazooka card I have so I don't know if they are all minis or I this is a parallel.  I scanned it with a Bowman's Best (of which I received a complete team set from NatsTown) so show if its mininess.


This Ortiz is on here for one reason; I saw someone scan one of these Starquest cards and the scan just looked awesome.  My scan not so much.

Only 100+ more of these to go to finish my team set.  Sadly I am tempted to buy some boxes an finish it even though virtually all the pictures look the same.


This Manny produced another panic moment.  This time justified.  He wasn't on my checklist but I didn't have him.  I'm hoping that it is one of those stealth variations and not actually a base card so I can keep Pandorah in the box...

Thanks again for all the great cards.

3 comments:

SpastikMooss said...

That'd be a parallel on the Bazooka, a mini parallel.

natscards said...

Glad you liked them! The thick Bowman Heritage was how they did decoy cards in that set, and I wouldn't worry too much about that last Manny, it's an SP. I still have a lot of stuff to send you (had to narrow things down quite a bit), so let me know if you want to trade again in the future.

SportsCardGirl said...

i like your collection, and i admire your passion. it is also noted to keep the one's you thought was not needed, cause there might come a time when you will be needing it. ;)