Greetings all. I really enjoy collecting cards, but like the rest of you (more than likely) it is not my life. I have many other hobbies both in the collecting world and in the world in general. One of my hobbies that goes back even further than card collecting is classic TV. Yeah it's corny and not very much of it is going to stand the test of time like great literature and plays of the past, but there is just something about classic TV that makes me feel good. To this day, I usually have some channel on in the background showing a rerun. Right now, there is an episode of the Love Boat featuring the Pointer Sisters singing on my TV. I would estimate that 98% of my television viewing consists of reruns. You may not believe this, but I do have a point for telling you that.
One event that classic TV channels do that I particularly enjoy is when they have theme weeks. As most of you know that is a collection of episodes that revolve around a particular theme such as holidays like Halloween or Christmas shows or shows dedicated to a particular character or anything really. It works as long as it is not overdone. With that in mind, I have decided to have the first theme week here on Sunday PWE Trade Bait. It's not something I intend to do often. In fact, I may never do it again, but I am doing it now.
This seems to be the perfect week to try my experiment since the holiday coming up this week is the only day that is REALLY associated with a color. We all learn from our first year in school that St. Patrick's Day is green and vice versa. I'm sure most of you have been pinched because your mom forgot that to dress you in green one year. I assume in your young adulthood, some of you have partaken in drinking a green beer (or ten) on that day. So this week at the Quarry is Green Week.
I made the decision to do this a few weeks back. I usually set up trade bait posts 4 weeks in advance and stack the cards near the scanner for when their time is ready. That way I can make necessary adjustments if I run low on teams or something. I noticed green cards because they stand out. Despite being the main color of baseball outfields, green has never been a big part of cards until the past decade when every color of the spectrum became fodder for the multiple parallels in each set. So I decided to put them together just to see if I had one green of every team. I didn't, but I had enough that it seemed possible to put something together. I added a few of these cards to Sportlots orders just to get one for every team, but most have been sitting in my trade box for a while.
Up to now every single card shown on Sunday trade bait has been a serial numbered card. That changes tonight. I was unable to track down numbered green parallels at a cost I was willing to pay for three teams: Boston, Tampa Bay, and Kansas City. But I did have non numbered green parallels for each of them. I post the cards by division in whatever way I happen to scan them to ensure that I don't miss a team. Coincidentally, this week all three of the non-numbered parallels are in the same row. I think the entire group looks pretty cool together.
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.
St. Louis, Cleveland, Boston, Texas, Washington/Montreal
Previous Sunday PWE Trade Baits
2016 Bowman/Platinum Green Adam Jones /99 - 2016 Topps/Triple Threads Emerald Jose Bautista /250 - 2008 Tristar/Prospects Plus Prominent Die Cut Green Mitch Delaney / Cory Arbiso / Mike Lyon /50
2019 Panini/Donruss Optic Lime Green Andrew Benintendi - 2018 Topps/Gypsy Queen Green Alex Gordon
2008 Upper Deck/Heroes Emerald Nick Swisher /499 - 2011 Topps/Triple Threads Emerald Shin-Soo Choo / 249
2020 Bowman/Platinum Top Prospects Green Jordan Balazovic /99 - 2017 Bowman/Prospects Chrome Mega Box Green Alex Speas /99 - 2016 Panini/Elite Extra Edition Status Die Cut Emerald Ronnie Dawson /49
2011 Bowman/Platinum Prospects Green Refractors Rashun Dixon /599 - 2017 Topps/Gallery Heritage Green Kyle Seager /250
2008 Upper Deck/Heroes Emerald Lastings Milledge /499 - 2011 Bowman Green Dan Uggla /450
2006 Upper Deck/Special FX Green Gavin Floyd /99 - 2016 Bowman Green Matt Reynolds /99
2002 Fleer/Triple Crown Green Batting Average Parallel Aaron Boone /294 - 2016 Bowman Scouts Top 100 Green Refractors Trent Clark /99 - 2017 Bowman Green Gregory Polanco /99
2019 Topps/Gallery Masterpiece Green Kris Bryant /250 - 2001 Fleer Focus Green Steve Finley /280
2008 Tristar/Prospects Plus Green James Darnell /50 - 2015 Panini/Prizm Green Camo Prizms Madison Bumgarner /199 - 2008 Tristar/Prospects Plus Prominent Die Cut Green Yonder Alonso / Jemile Weeks /50
2011 Bowman/Platinum Prospects Green Refractors Jordan Pacheco /599 - 2011 Topps/Triple Threads Emerald Shin-Soo Choo / 249 - 2003 Topps/Pristine Refractors Ryan Shealy /1599
Cards with new homes.
2008 Upper Deck/Heroes Emerald Andruw Jones /499 - 2019 Topps/Gypsy Queen Green Mike Zunino - 2015 Bowman/Prospects Chrome Green Refractors Zac Reininger /99 - 2006 Upper Deck/Special FX Green Jose Molina /99 - 2006 Upper Deck/Future Stars Green Dontrelle Willis /499 - 2014 Panini/Prizm PDP Draft Class Prizms Green Luke Weaver /35 -
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.