Monday, April 17, 2017

You've Got Mail #67: All Trade Bait, All the Time

A while back, Oscar from ATTBATT peppered the blogosphere with some PWEs before the baseball season started in earnest. I was one of the lucky recipients of said PWEs and even though there weren't a lot of cards included, I just now had some time to get them scanned in.

A few horizontals to kick things off. I think the team card and the Bruce might be duplicates but I'll need to double check. I really like the World Series card from the 1973 set.

Here's two cards I definitely don't have. The Larkin card I thought was perhaps an insert card and I spent forever on Trading Card DB trying to find it. Turns out it's actually part of the base set. Card numbers 304-310 in the 1993 Pinnacle set are Hometown Heroes cards that highlight players playing for their hometown team. 

DeSclafani, or Tony Disco as I call him, has had a rough go of the past few years. After being acquired by the Reds in the Mat Latos trade (hey, how well did that work out for the Marlins by the way?), he had a decent 2015 but was injured during the first half of 2016 and suffered a strained elbow ligament in spring training that currently has him on the 60-day DL.

Finally, Oscar threw in two Dennis Eckersley cards to round out the envelope. I always thought Eckersley's cards were really cool, which is the reason I think I started collecting him. His game used and autograph stuff is usually out of my price range so I'm just sticking with base cards to bolster my Eckersley collection. Oh, and these junk happen to be from two of my favorite junk wax sets.

Thanks for the cards Oscar. Sorry it took so long for me to get a post up about these. I've got some Dodgers set aside for you to go out the next time I send out PWEs.

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