Sunday, May 13, 2012

A package from the Great Orioles !

It has been a little slow with new posts on my blog as I have been away for the weekend with my wife. Returning from our trip I found a great package at my doorstep, packed with cool cards ! The package came from Ryan at the Great Orioles Autograph Project. Ryan still needed a bunch of 2011 Heritage as well as several 2012 Topps Series 1 of which I had plenty still lying around catching dust. I added several Vladdy cards as well.

What I got in return was simply awesome !! A big pile of random Yankees cards and several cards that I needed for a range of sets ! First up, 2 of the Golden Greats that were still on my Want List. Hopefully, I am able to complete the full set before Series 2 comes out !

Two more cards from my Want List: two of the 2011 Openings Day Mascottes !!

Another one of the sets I am trying to complete, and one that will probably will take me a few years, is Yankees Stadium Legacy. Ryan helped me out with a few more, so much appreciated !!

I also became a big fan of Allen & Ginter and I am still trying to complete the sets that came out in previous years. Ryan send a big pile of A&G 2010 my way while also adding a few 2008 and 2009 A&G cards !! Here two 2010 rookie cards ! well as two non-baseball 2008 Allen & Ginter cards, one of which seems like a fisherman with a Dutch name but no clue who he is !!

To finish off the A&G content of the package, a nice 2009 Allen & Ginter Alex Rodriguez

Ryan also send me some random Yankees cards as well as some of my favourite pitchers ! Here's Ruth and Lincecum

Another Lincecum and a nice Sabathia !

Lastly, Nolan Ryan was present as well ! I really like the Legends of the Game inserts although clearly the rainbow Astros uniform on the Topps 60 is the best !

One of the best cards I received was a Tom Glavine card I didn't own yet and had never seen before: MooTown Snackers ! A great addition to my, steadily growing, Tom Glavine collection !

All in all a really great package from Ryan, of which the cards above only represented a fraction of it all !! He took a really big chunk out of my Want List, especially the A&G part. Thanks Ryan for the awesome trade and I am looking forward to a next one !!


  1. It was great to trade with you! I hope to get your end of the trade posted in the next couple days!

  2. I don't know much about fishing, but my step-father is really into fishing and said Kevin Van Dam was one of the top fishing pros in the country.

  3. Ryan in those Astros uniforms are great

  4. Great mix of cards in this post. Love them Mascots!!