Friday, February 6, 2009

Monster Box of Sox from Slette - Post #1

I'm really, really behind on this one. A few months back a reader named Eric Slette (whom I know a lot of the blogging community is familiar with) contacted me. He was looking to downsize his collection and focus on New York Yankees. He wanted to find a home for all of his Boston Red Sox cards. Of course I agreed to dump off my Yankees for his Red Sox! I sent him a fairly large package with a bunch of Yankees cards, almost all of what I had. Look at what I got in return!
This was an 800+ count box completely stuffed with Red Sox cards. That's my guard dog Eli in the background inspecting the package. There is absolutely no way I will be able to show all of these, so I'm just going to post a few every so often as time allows. Here are some of my favorite 2008 cards from the bunch:
Upper Deck Baseball Heroes #24 - Jacoby Ellsbury (Emerald Parallel #'d 499)
Awesome card! I don't think the Heroes set was too popular with most baseball card collectors but I think it's great. This is the first emerald parallel in my collection.
Upper Deck X Xponential Daisuke Matsuzaka
Again, Upper Deck X was a product that I literally purchased none of this year so I really appreciate this insert. It's not a terrible looking card but the design of X is just a little too busy for me.
Also included were a few 2008 Masterpieces cards, another product that I didn't really spend any money on...
#11 - Carl Yastrzemski

#12 - Wade Boggs

#14 - Daisuke Matsuzaka

#16 - (constipated) Jonathan Papelbon

Topps Chrome #ARC23 - Dustin Pedroia
Your reigning AL MVP!
This is by far the largest set of cards I've ever received in a trade. Who says that Red Sox and Yankees fans can't get along? I can't thank you enough Eric for the great box of cards. I think you doubled my Red Sox collection with a single package!

1 comment:

Slette said...

I just saw this - you actually posted it on my 30th birthday! Weird...

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