Thursday 19 March 2009

Trade with John from Sac Bunt

A great package arrived during the week from John, a Twins Fan, at Sac Bunt. I had completed a trade with his fellow Sac Bunt'er' Chris in February. In that post I confused them. I won't be making the same mistake again.
I understand that this is a difficult trade for the boys at Sac Bunt who 'hate the Red Sox almost as much as the Yankees.' So I was pleased to have received the cards and what a great selection there was too.
I really liked the Upper Deck Masterpieces set. It was popular with other collectors too. The canvas feel and look, even the off-white (I'm sure there is a name like Vanilla for it) card colour gave this set a very unique feel. They have produced this set two years running and changed very little. Although the insane number of parallels and the ridiculous border names such as Ionized, Bronze Ore, Hades, Forest Green, Persian Blue, Serious Black and what the hell is Urban Grey? Is it a variation of Rural Grey or Commuter Belt Grey? These really put some collectors off. So whether of not Upper Deck will go for three straight years I'm not sure.

John sent:
2007 UD Masterpieces Captured on Canvas #CC-CR Coco Crisp
2007 Fleer Untra Swing Kings #SK-DO David Ortiz
2008 A piece of History #15 Manny Ramirez
2008 Bowman #5 Daisuke Matsuzaka
2008 Bowman #50 David Ortiz
2008 Bowman #83 Jason Varitek
2008 Bowman #89 Curt Schilling
2008 Bowman #181 Dustin Pedroia
2008 Goudey #28 Daisuke Matsuzaka
2008 Stadium Club #99 Ted Williams 1st
2008 Stadium Club #145 Clay Buchholz
2008 SP Authentic #5 Daisuke Matsuzaka
2008 SP Authentic #91 Jonathan Papelbon
2008 SP Authentic #93 David Ortiz
2008 Sweet Spot #32 David Ortiz
2008 Topps Chrome #6 Daisuke Matsuzaka
2008 Topps Chrome #20 Mike Lowell

2008 Topps Heritage #88 Clay Buchholz
2008 UD Masterpieces #11 Carl Yastrzemski
2008 UD Masterpieces #12 Wade Boggs
2008 UD Masterpieces #13 Curt Schilling
2008 UD Masterpieces #14 Daisuke Matsuzaka
2008 UD Masterpieces #15 David Ortiz
2008 UD Masterpieces #16 Jonathan Papelbon
2008 UD Masterpieces #17 Manny Ramirez

Thanks John. These are such excellent cards. It was great trading with you.
I really wanted to show the Dice-K Topps card, which is blue. But the scanner wouldn't capture it very well. I very nice David Ortiz game used will have to do.

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