Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Trade that never was

Jeremy over at Topps Cards that Never Were reached out to me for a trade.  First trade since I've been back! We both poked around the other's wantlists and packages flew!

First thing up was what I am thinking is a staple of trades with Jeremy... some Topps Cards that Never Were!!

McGwire had the Olympic card in 85 Topps and his 'First Topps Card' from his MLB days was 1987, so this 86 fills the gap!  I'm choosing to believe that it would have been the 86 Traded set that this came from.  Pretty awesome!

The Mossi came from carefully looking over my wantlist.  As you will see later in the post, Jeremy is thorough.  Mossi is one of my favorites mainly due to those ears.  I would never call anyone names (a disney flying elephant), but he is sporting some Grade A flappers on the sides of his head!

For some reason, Topps didn't make a Mossi card in 1965.  He did only pitch 40 innings with a 2.93 ERA in 64, so maybe they thought he was done.  But they made his last playing years card the next year in 66.  So Jeremy filled the gap again!  Impressive attention to detail, and I appreciate it!!

Jeremy also hit most of the other areas of my wantlists:

2 beautiful Diamond Kings that I needed.  The Ramirez gets me closer to the base set and the Jeter is the Studio version, numbered /250!  Another need for sure!

Next up are 10 needed cards for my 2001 Archives Reserve set!  The Archives Reserve set might be a weird one for me to collect, but I'm going to keep at it!

The bulk of the package was filled with Mark McGwires.  Now I know that McGwire turns off a lot of the bloggers out there, but I am pretty in to his cards regardless of the fact that I definitely consider steroids cheating.  Jeremy knocked 37!! McGwires off my list.  I would have sworn I had a lot of these, but I guess I not!  Jeremy really knows how to work with a TCDB list!  And those 37 are getting me close to a big milestone that I will post about soon.

And last, but not least, check out this crazy Pete Rose Gold Game Used card!!  Wow.  Some incredible cards get made out there, huh?

So a wonderful package, every card straight off of my wantlists.  Incredible, I gotta say.  Thanks Jeremy!


  1. Big fan of McGwire. I get it though it wasn't until about 5 years ago I started collecting him. Nice 1986 card. Fun post.

  2. It might take me a couple of days to look, but I think that I might have some Archives Reserve to send you.