Show and Tell #55: Trade With Mike D.

This is a trade post that is a long time coming. I've been e-mailing back and forth with reader Mike D. for quite a while and he sent these cards more than a month and a half ago. I felt bad about showing them until I got a chance to send back my half of the trade. Mike sent me a bunch of great inserts, relics, and vintage cards and here are some of the highlights:

While I've worked on the 2008 & 2009 mini insert sets, this is my first one from the 2007 set.

2007 Topps Allen and Ginter Roman Emperors #E9 Marcus Aurelius Mini

If you follow politics then you know that the race to replace Mark Sanford as South Carolina governor is one of the most exciting elections this cycle. Sex and bloggers are a wicked combination.

2009 Topps Mayo #USG40 Mark Sanford

A great Gaylord Perry story [that may or may not be true] is that Perry's manager Alvin Dark commented that they would put a man on the moon before Gaylord would hit a home run. Well, he actually did hit his first home run on 7/20/69 which was the same day Apollo 11 landed on the moon.

1965 Topps #193 Gaylord Perry

Here's everything you need to know about the Tommy John surgery. It replaces a ligament in your elbow with a tendon from another area like the forearm, knee, or hamstring. Tommy rehabilitated for 18 months after his surgery. Today pitchers rehabilitate for only a year.

1968 Topps #72 Tommy John

What Dave Kingman was to the 70's, and Bob Horner was in the 80's, and Cecil Fielder was in the 90's, Richie Sexson was to the 00's. This is my third copy of this card.

2008 Topps Allen & Ginter #AGR-RS Richie Sexson Jersey Relic

Interesting fact you may not know about Hank: when he retired he was the last active player in the major to have played in the Negro Leagues.

1987 Leaf Hall of Fame Greats #H7 Hank Aaron

Poor Alex. He got demoted to the minors this season but has been tearing up AAA Omaha [his batting .353 over 43 games] like he did when he earned Minor League Payer of the Year honors in 2006.

2007 Topps Allen & Ginter #204 Alex Gordon

Brian is now with the Bills and with a little luck might be the Bills starting quarterback this season.

2008 Topps Stadium Club #IR-BB Brian Brohm Jersey Relic 0558/1349

With all the smooching that Tony Kornheiser does to Brett Favre's back side it's no wonder that Aaron Rodgers hates his guts.

2009 Topps Mayo #5 Aaron Rodgers

2006 Topps Turkey Red #120 Aaron Rodgers


mike said…
I noticed on some of the scans that there were corners bent on a few of the cards (the Rodgers most noticeably) and wanted to pass along that must have happened during shipping. The only card I recall being in any iffy shape was the Hank Aaron card because it was 20-plus years old from my youth collection. Hope that didn't sour your view of the product I sent! Blame it on my dad and the USPS!
Matt Flaten said…
No worries Mike. The package was a little beat up but it wasn't anything you did. Some of the base cards were dinged up the minis and relics came through just find.