Sunday, January 17, 2010

Trade with Michel

Reader Michel from Texas responded to my call to assist with my 09-10 Upper Deck Series 1 hockey set with about 10 cards I needed. I sent 23 09-10 Upper Deck Series 1 cards and a few other random hockey needs. Michel included some surprises in addition to the cards I was expecting. Here are a few of the highlights:
A 1998-99 Bowman's Best Ray Bourque base card. I have very few cards at all from around 1995 through 2007, so this is the first Bowman's Best hockey card in my collection. Not the greatest looking set in my opinion but the photo shows a good shot of the Bruins 3rd jersey at the time.

5 1990-91 Score hockey cards, all of which I needed. My brothers and I used to get a kick out of this guy because we thought his last name was pronounced Yah-kee, which would've been comical. I think it's really pronounced as Yake though, as in rhymes with rake.

Michel sent a nice chunk of Red Sox cards, including these 6 '96 Fleer Ultras...

...and some 1995 Leaf Sox cards, another first for my collection. There was an insert from this set thrown in as well:

1999 Upper Deck Encore Jose Offerman. Never heard of this set. Jose's made some news recently...

There were a dozen 1996 Collector's Choice Red Sox cards, making a huge dent in my team set.

A couple of 2008 Topps Heritage cards I needed, including a new Buchholz card which is always appreciated!

My first 3 1996 Fleer Update cards. These cards have a really grainy feel to the fronts, I can't decide whether I like it or not.

A 2008 Topps Stadium Club 1st Day Issue Kevin Youkilis. I think I've mentioned this before but I really wish I had picked up more of this set when it was available in retail. I think the dumb short print checklist scared me away.

3 2009 Upper Deck Red Sox I was missing. I bought very little 09 Upper Deck baseball (like virtually every other collector it seems).

My favorite card in the entire package was this 1986 Donruss "Oil Can" Boyd. Cool shades, a towel scarf, and a custom embroidered Oil Can Boyd jacket. What's not to love?

Thank you for the fantastic trade Michel! I hope we can trade again in the future.


michel said...

You are very welcome, I'm really glad you like it.

That's Mr. Brough To You said...

The Offerman card is timely and that Oil Can card is one of the coolest cards of the 80s. It makes me want to get a satin Sox jacket with Oil Can embroidered on it.

BTW, I just found your blog through another one. It's not on my daily feeds to read and on the blogroll for my blog, Drop the Gloves: A Hockey Card Blog. Check it out if you get a chance.

shanediaz82 said...

Thanks for the comment, I just added Drop the Gloves to my blogroll. I'll be making my way through your backlog of posts and reading your new ones going forward.

Looking forward to it!

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