What do a large phallic object, recycled cardboard, and dancing have in common? They're all featured on the inserts Dominic of Buckeye State sent in trade! This is part four in a series of five, and the post format will change ever so slightly.
First, I'll show you these generally-unloved cards featuring some of the great accomplishments of 2008. Put it in Allen & Ginter as a mini, and collectors want them. Stick them in Upper Deck and they're worthless. Granted, giving a card to the guy who finished the Yankee Stadium Legacy set basically killed the set - that's gotta be the ugliest trading card in the world. (And now that I say that, he's probably going to hunt me down and break my leg or stab me or something. But honestly, dude, just get a haircut.)
Oh, but it gets worse! The Predictors featured outlandish possibilities. Bigfoot? Gas back down to a dollar? Yeah, right. But these five cards almost finish both sets. I believe I need two more from the Firsts set.
These 2008 USA inserts look better than the 2009s - overall 2008 was a better card design. You know your card photo was taken during a photo shoot when you're catching and there's no umpire.
Purple Common completes my StarQuest rainbow. Not of Jake Peavy, just in general. I think there were about 10 variations in 2009.
I'm not really that big of a fan of buybacks. What does the foil stamp prove? Are these cards ever really worth more than their original counterparts? But I needed one anyway! Dominic sent two. Nice crotch shot, by the way, Erik Hanson. I don't think you need the Big Gulp cup. You can try the Dixie size sometime. I'm sure you'd be fine.
These two cards are the only non-Upper Deck cards Dominic sent, both from the 2010 Turkey Red insert set. amazingly, I've ended up with several of these cards over the past week - some of the series one set and a complete series three set.
And a couple more USA cards. I like this set because it tells you how the team did, instead of just showcasing tons of USA players as rookie speculation cards.
That's it - later today I'll bring you the last post from this great trade, and explain the title. Until then, happy collecting!