I had a post ready to go in preparation for the completion of my second trade with Shane from Shoebox Legends. All I had to do was fill in what he sent and add the links and it’d be ready to go. But now that I have the package he sent, just… whoa!!!!
First of all, here is the background of this trade: He pulled a beautiful Spectrum Carlos Zambrano jersey #’d to /15 over on A Pack A Day awhile back, but had no use for it himself, so he said make an offer if you want it. So I did, and he accepted. What it basically ended up being was two ’05 Heritage Jed Lowries (regular & mohagany), and an Allen & Ginter Jason Varitek jersey for the Big Z.
I also threw in most of the Red Sox that had built back up after our last trade, as well as most of the two packs of Goudey I had bought between the trade being accepted and actually sending it out. Finally, I sent out the only two worthwhile packs remaining in Target’s bargain bin along too.
Anyway, this is just incredible. I can’t even wait to try and get some scans to put up before I post this. Here is what my dawg, my boy, my man Shane hooked me up with.
Packs- If I am accepted, I will post these on A Pack A Day.
1992 Stadium Club Hockey- Man I do loves me some Stadium Club, and I do enjoy the occasional Hockey pack.
1986 Major League Leaders Baseball
2005 Upper Deck All-Star Classics Baseball
Top Case (Top To Bottom)-
1993 Fleer Ultra- This here is on of my all-time favorite sets. It just oozes class.
Candy Maldonado, Greg Hibbard, Mike Harkey (a personal fave from my youth), Jose Guzman, Randy Myers, Dan Plesac (showing *hopefully* proper bunting technique on the back of the card), Rey Sanchez (ah, there’s a name from my younger dayz *le sigh*), Tommy Shields (your guess is quite possibly better than mine), Jose Viscaino (bittersweet memories of lost youth), Matt Walbeck Rookie, Willie Wilson
And the rest (still in order)
2008 SP Legendary Cuts Alfonso Soriano (I approve this design), 1986 Major League Leaders Ryne Sandberg (oh my yes), 1991 Upper Deck (The first cards I ever received) “MVP Lineup” Ryno, Hawk, and Taco Bell, 1992 Score Bob Scanlon, 2007 Topps Heritage Rich Hill
Second Case (Top to Bottom)-
2008 Topps Alfonso Soriano, 2008 Upper Deck Ted Lilly, 1987 Topps Rafael Palmiero (w/ sweet nonsensically rainbow-hued Future Stars insignia), 2001 Topps Stars Eric Young (not this guy), 2001 Leaf Rookies & Stars Fred McGriff (I liked him long before he came to the Cubs), 2001 Fleer Premium Kerry Wood, 2001 Upper Deck MVP Bill Mueller (this design is straight up swank), 1994 Topps (another of my all-time favorite set designs) Shawn Boskie and Dan Plesac, 1994 Score Steve Buechele (picture is indescribable, something for the ladies of dinged corners to dissect I think), Jose Viscaino (another fascinating pic), and Eddie Zambrano Rookie Prospect
Sandwiched Between the Cases
1977 Topps Larry Biitner and 2006 Bowman Heritage Derrek Lee mini
I’m pretty sure I have none of these cards, and I know for a fact the only two that I could even possibly have already are the Topps Soriano and UD Lilly.
2008 Upper Deck Spectrum Carlos Zambrano Game-Used Jersey (w/ Pinstripe) SS-CZ #’d/15
And now for the holy s*** moment. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this…
The Reason I Almost Fainted-
2005 Upper Deck Vladimir Guerrero UD Game Patch GP-VG
OH… MY… GOD. This is just incredible. Above and beyond anything I could have ever hoped for. Was there a nice hit in one of those packs of Hockey? I don’t know what I did to deserve this, but thank you thank you thank you 745,121 times THANK YOU! Shane Diaz you are an awesome man.
PS: After a “buggy” start to today, things just keeps getting better & better. I got down to the office this morning to pick up this package of improbable greatness. And while I was writing this post (and the reason I still haven’t finished it until now going on 7pm), Jacky Muffin came back!!!! Eleventy billion hearts. ❤
Until our next,