|2002 Topps Ten Certified Autograph Issue #TTA-BB - Barry Bonds|
Also included in our trade was this mint-ass 1970 Harmon Killebrew off my Desperate Double Dozen wantlist. Awesome bat-rack shot. Very happy to add this to the Killer PC.
But what really sealed the deal for me was this lot of five 1987 Bohemian Hearth Bread Padres. You've got a HOFer in Goose, plus a rookie-year Kruk, big smile from Carmelo, Poppa McCullers, and baseball lifer Larry Bowa. Sweet selection!
From my pre-collecting days of childhood, the earliest baseball cards I remember owning were a handful of 1980 Topps and these yellow oddballs, which my household must've gotten from a loaf of bread. Now 30+ years later I'm hoping to complete 1980 Topps this year and eventually get all these bread cards. This lot pushes me over the hump and I'm down to needing just 8 more cards to finish off the 22-card set. These buggers never pop up on COMC and rarely on eBay (although there's currently a complete set available for $65 that I might've considered if I hadn't already made such good progress on my set), so receiving them in trades is very much appreciated. Thanks again, mr. haverkamp!
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And speaking of the Padres, here's a new thing I've been working on getting off the ground:
Believe it or not, I feel like I kinda repress my Padres fandom somewhat here on the blog and at my @breakdowncards Twitter account. I'd like Baseball Card Breakdown to be thought of as a "general baseball/cards" place, not too focused on my favorite team. So, inspired by Marcus' @PadreCards side Twitter account, I decided to start a side Twitter account of my own, where I could go buckwild with Padres content without worrying about alienating my non-SD-backing readers. So if you're a Padres fan and/or want to get a closer look at my Padre card collection, give me a follow at @PadresBreakdown. It's gonna be a lot of fun. I'll also be using it as a forum to shed some of my excess Padres cards, so expect frequent giveaways there.
Here's giveaway #1. Once I reach 100 followers on @PadresBreakdown, I'll give away this prize package highlighted by a certified Jerry Coleman auto to a lucky re-tweeter.
Thanks for reading and have a great weekend, everybody!