A place where Colorado Rockies baseball card collectors (all 3 of us) can waste some time reading about our favorite sport. The Rockies and their cards will be the primary focus, but I like to go off on tangents as well so anything and everything baseball related may be covered here.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Rockie Trading Post #30 - Special Returning Guest Greg from Night Owl Cards

Welcome back to another edition of The Rockie Trading Post.  Tonight's returning guest is Greg (aka nightowl) from Night Owl Cards.  Greg was here previously on TRTP #9.  In case you are living under a rock with that guy from that Geico commercial, Greg collects Dodgers and, of course, night cards.  This time around I sent Greg several 2008 Upper Deck Timelines that he is collecting along with a few Dodgers.  Here is what I got back, according to his note his last Rockies.

We'll start out in 2006.  This is the only year that I still haven't gotten around to making a personal want list for, let alone a comprehensive one for the blog.  The Jeff Francis is an Opening Day parallel with the red foil instead of the standard (for that year) blue.  I prefer the OD blue border parallels to the colored foil changes by far.  Our Todd Helton card of the day is this 2006 Topps Chrome base card that show him in prime fielding position.

Next we move onto modern Topps inserts.  While it appears both of these cards are from 2007, the Ubaldo is actually a card yo mama threw out 3 year old reprint.  Chances are if Mama threw this card out, you aren't back to collecting yet anyway.  The Matt Holliday is a Topps 205 insert from the 2007 base set.  I really don't mind retro inserts such as the 2008 Trading Card History, I am just tired of retro sets from the late 19th/early 20th century.

Our final Rockie category today is expansion year catchers turned future Manager of the Year winners.  Joe Girardi managed the Marlins for one year, winning the 2006 NL Manager of the Year award, before moving on to fame and fortune and old players with the Yanks.  Eric Wedge managed the Cleveland Indians for much of the 2000s, winning the AL Manager of the Year in 2007.  He was let go in 2009 and is the current manager of the Mariners.

Greg also sent me a nice chunk out of my rapidly completing 2011 Topps Opening Day master set.  The Ubaldo Jimenez is my favotire out of the entire Superstar Celebrations insert set.  It shows the celebration following his (and the Rockies) first ever no-hitter vs. the Braves on April 17, 2010.  The Braun is kind of an odd card for this set because Braun is fairly obscured in that photo and to me it appears that Carlos Gomez is the featured player.

Here are some of the base cards (which is now complete...thank you to all my trading buddies) that Greg sent.  Mostly nondescript photos here, but I can't decide whether I like the Jeremy Jeffress photoshopped card.  I don't have his flagship card to post, but it is the same photo except the jacket and hat are Milwaukee.  I think I like this card, because if I hadn't seen the Brewers card I honestly don't know if I would have picked this out as a photoshopped card.  It is well done in my opinion.

Thanks again Greg for the trade and I will happily trade you Dodgers often so they stop sucking the fun out of my collection.  And good luck to the Dodgers in the Wild Card race this year, because they ain't winning the division hehe.  Okay now that I have poked the bear (well, owl) I will at least plug his fantastic blog once again.  Well that just about wraps up another fun edition of The Rockie Trading Post.  Join us next time for a trade with one of the few Yankee fans that I enjoy chatting with.  Until then, we are officially signed off.


night owl said...

I never even noticed the Jeffress difference. It's such a weird-looking card anyway.

The Rockies get to play the Mets all the time, they'll win the division by 78 games.

hiflew said...

Yeah I was joking on Tomahawk Chopping about wishing the Mets would join the West for one year. We could move the Giants back to New York or Libya, right?