Friday, March 10, 2017

Dropping an F-bomb

Got a couple trades in the mail this week to feature today.

I've read the Angels In Order blog for a long time but hadn't had the pleasure of trading with its author, Tom T. until he got in touch a few days ago. Always nice to pick up a new trading partner, especially a collector of a team that's amply represented in my tradebox such as the Angels.

Tom packed 4 cards in his PWE, highlighted by perhaps the most infamous card of all time...

It's the world's best known profane bat knob! I picked up the more-common "black box" variation a while ago at the card show, but was looking to add the uncensored original to my collection, so I was very happy to land this one in our trade. (If you missed my old post creating silly fake cards inspired by the Billy Ripken fuck face card, I think it's worth a minute of your time.)

John Blanchard is flanked here by a couple 20-game winners in Mudcat Grant and Mickey Lolich. These 3 were very appreciated needs for my 1965 Topps setbuild, though I'll probably try to upgrade the Lolich eventually, as it appears a small rodent snacked on it at some point.

Big thanks for the quick trade, Tom! I dropped a PWE of Angels in the mail to you the other day.. hope you like. I damn near went ahead and filled a flat-rate Priority box to majorly thin out my Angels, but resisted.. maybe next time!

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Next up is a nice bubble mailer from Mr. Stealing Home over at All Trade Bait, All The Time.

As a Dodgers collector, he usually has some dupes to pass on to me of guys I collect like Clayton Kershaw...

..and Adrian Gonzalez and Matt Kemp. I definitely don't have many A-Gon cards featuring him from his early Texas Rangers days.

Obligatory Padres with a Gwynn Berger's Best reprint.

And some other dudes I collect. Especially digging the Father's Day Giancarlo and the Stadium Club Larry Walker.

Thanks a lot, man!

Have a great weekend, everybody.


  1. Mmmm Lolich...chomp chomp.

    I think every serious collector should have a FF Ripken (even though I dont have one myself)

    The Archives Kershaw is one of my absolute favorite new cards. The 91's are really nice, but Topps changed a lot of the team wordmarks from the original set. The Kershaw card gets everything just right.

    1. This sounds like a blog post in the making... "Top 5 Cards Every Serious Collector Should Own". The Billy Ripken should be there... and so should the Griffey UD rookie... which would make at least 40% of the top five from '89/junk wax era.

    2. Which would mean I hope the other three cards are ones I actually own.

      I really need to get my act moving on the Ripken FF and Junior UD rookie.

    3. Yeah, I don't have them either. I was just going through my 89 Fleer set last night (yer psychic!) to see which of the rookies cards I have. Had both Romines, blaced out Unit, and the wrong back Brookens in my dupes box.

  2. Cool Ripken addition. That's Def a piece of Cardboard history

  3. I was shocked when I found the Ripken in a junk box a while back. It never really fit in my collection but at least I can now say I had one once.

  4. Just came across the Ripken FF today was sorts 80s cards. How variations were there anyway???

  5. I have that FF somewhere, I think I threw mine in a drawer or a box. It will be nice to find it again. Nice 65s, and the clan of Dodgers too. BTW, did you get that package today?

  6. Love me some FF. Great card.

  7. the Fuck F*** card is the perfect card to bring to work and have at your desk for a conversation piece...:)