Daniel from It's Like Having My Own Card Shop is a collector that I admire. He knows what he likes and what he wants and keep it within a relatively narrow focus. In exchange for a Paul Molitor bat card to go into his bat cards of the 3000 hit club collection, he sent me the two beauties above. The Larry Walker is a jersey from 2001 Fleer Game Time. Thanks to Pujols and Ichiro the 2001 cards are just too expensive to try and get in breaks, so I appreciate getting them in trade. The Todd Helton is a bronze parallel bat card from the nearly forgotten set 2004 Upper Deck Etchings. Can you remember the last time you thought about that set?
Here is my first trade with Terry, the blog owner of That 70s Card. Like me, Terry is a Rockies collector so I have a feeling we will be trading quite a bit in the future. In this go around Terry hit my wantlists for 2005 Topps Rookie Cup and 2008 Topps Heritage. All told I ended up with about 50 cards knocked off those two lists. I do have to wonder if Tom Seaver ever learned to fix his collar, because that is just messed up.
Another first time trade partner for the Quarry is Edgar from the simple yet aptly named Topps Card Collector's Blog. I sent him a chunk of 1988 Topps and in return I got a small handful of Rockies and the Ricky Romero above which helps with my 2011 Topps Opening Day master set. My favorite Rockie is the Todd Helton which is from the 2007 Topps Wal Mart set and used the 1967 Topps design. I wonder if he will still be with the team when Heritage uses 1967 in four years. Probably not, but we can always hope.
Another frequent trade partner is Scott from Smed's Baseball Card Blog. Scott also hit up some want lists for me. When I think of Jose Oquendo (which doesn't happen often), I think of him with the Cardinals. I always forget he started with the Mets. I maintain that the baseball glove Brewers logo is the best sports logo of all time. Any others come to mind? I also maintain that 1992 Score is a very underrated set. I know some people hated the gradient bar, but not me. I think the photography is fantastic as well.
Last but not least is our resident blog of the year caretaker, Greg the Night Owl. I mentioned in the title of this post that I had a new favorite card. Well here it is, a 1994 Score Daryl Boston. Um yeah just kidding, even though that is a great photo and knocks one more card off that set's want list. Of course I am talking about the DANTE BICHETTE BAT CARD!!!!!!!!!!! It is the only Bichette relic that is on the market, or at least the only Rockies one. It commemorates Dante hitting for the first cycle in Rockies history in 1998 against the Texas Rangers. Your cards are on the way as I write this, Greg. Thank you for making me find a new white whale.