As I sit here writing this paragraph while there is a torrential rain coming down outside, I am watching a real live Spring Training baseball game. Granted it is just an exhibition game and the game is being by two teams I really couldn't care less about, the Yankees and the Blue Jays. But it is still real baseball being played. The first game of the year is always important, but after this past year, to me it is even more important. Baseball is not important in the grand scheme of life, but it is an indicator of things being normal again. Lives being lost is far more important, but unless it was someone close to you, when most baseball fans look back at 2020, they will think of the shortened season, not the bigger things. I really want this season to be back to normal simply because to me that will mean that the truly important things in life may be on the way to being back to normal as well. Starting Spring Training on time is a small first step.
But for now let's get back to the relative frivolity of trading baseball cards. This week features one of the cooler cards in my trade box, which I hope is not a source of friction between my Dodgers trading buddies or anyone else that might find it cool because I honestly seriously considered keeping it. But for now it is up for grabs. Good luck.
The other card that requires a bit of information is the Baseball America Louisville Redbirds minor league card. Originally I thought it was a St. Louis Cardinals card, but after looking the card up for set information, I found out it was a Milwaukee Brewers minor league card. So I went to the trade box and found another Cardinals card and replaced the other Brewers card which I will post at a later date.
As always, I will trade for Rockies, Topps rookie cup cards, 86 Topps homages, the few remaining 2011 Topps Opening Day blues that I need for my master set, 2005 Topps Rookie Cup rainbows that I need, 2020 Donruss rainbows that I need, or the various insert sets I am currently putting together. The links are working for 6 of those 7, and the other will be done shortly, but for now you can simply ask if I need it.
If you just simply don't have anything I need, don't worry about it. We can still trade. I will happily accept serial numbered cards from teams I am in short supply of at the moment. All I ask is that you include an extra 1 or 2 just to take care of the stamp I will need to trade them later.
These are current teams I am comparatively low on trade stuff.
Baltimore, Seattle, Washington/Montreal, St. Louis
Previous Sunday PWE Trade Baits
2020 Topps Advanced Stats Trent Thornton /300 - 2020 Bowman/Platinum Top Prospects Purple Gunnar Henderson /250 - 2018 Bowman/Prospects Chrome Purple Shimmer Refractors Nicky Lopez /655
2020 Topps/Gypsy Queen Indigo Logan Allen /250 - 2017 Topps Gold Nelson Cruz /2017
2015 Panini/EEE Aspirations Die Cut Jake LeMoine /200 - 2005 Topps/Rookie Cup Red Huston Street /499 - 2016 Panini/EEE Francis Martes /999
2010 Bowman Topps 100 Prospects Chrome Refractors Chris Marrero /499 - 2017 Topps Vintage Stock Big Fish /99 - 2015 Bowman Silver Craig Kimbrel /499
2018 Bowman/Prospects Chrome Purple Refractor Marcos Molina /250 - 1999 Baseball America Silver Ron Belliard /150
2019 Topps/Triple Threads Amber Anthony Rizzo /199 – 2014 Panini/Prizm PDP Red Jordan Luplow /100
2016 Bowman/Prospects Blue Alex Blandino /150 – 2003 Upper Deck/MVP Gold Craig Counsell /125
2016 Bowman/Draft Silver Jacob Heyward /499 – 2020 Panini/USA Baseball Stars & Stripes Longevity Ruby Nick Loftin /249
2009 Topps Gold Brad Hawpe /2009 – 2017 Topps Gold Trevor Story /2017 – 2006 Upper Deck/Special FX Purple Jason Smith /150
Cards with new homes.
2019 Panini/Donruss Dominators Blue Miguel Andujar /249 - 2020 Topps/Big League Rainbow Foil J.D. Martinez /100 - 2011 Bowman/Prospects Blue Anthony Carter /500 - 2016 Topps/Archives Blue John Kruk /199 - 2016 Topps/Bunt Topaz Rod Carew /50 - 2015 Bowman/Chrome Farm's Finest Minis Purple Refractors Sean Newcomb /250 - 2020 Bowman/Platinum Top Prospects Purple Zack Thompson /250 - 2015 Panini/Cooperstown Crown Royale Silver Pee Wee Reese /75 - 2003 Upper Deck/MVP Celebration Sterling Hitchcock /1998 - 2015 Topps/Update Gold Brad Boxberger /2015 - 2005 Donruss/Team Heroes Showdown Bronze Jeremy Bonderman /100 -
As always, place a claim on any card that you'd like in the comments section or you can email me directly at hiflew AT yahoo DOT com and we can talk trade.
Thanx for reading.