Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Life and Baseball Cards: A Trade

I recently completed my first trade with CC of Life and Baseball Cards. He contacted me way back at the end of December, but I am just getting around to posting about the trade. YOu can check out what I sent him here

This trade package was awesome all the way around, so picking a favorite was tough. But, if I had to pick a favorite card, I'd pick this one. For whatever reason, I am a big fan of the "back to the camera" shots, even more so considering the beauty of '42' on the back of the jersey. 

I mistakenly scanned the card with the penny sleeve which left a large number 51 in the upper right hand corner of the scan, but it is too late to go back and re-scan it now. 

CC also sent over this sweet bronze framed Jackie from Gypsy Queen. I already filed the card, so I'm not positive what year this bad boy comes from, but my gut is saying 2013. I guess I'll have to look that up.

CC also added some cool new Beltre's in the package. First up we have this cool relic card featuring Beltre as a Mariner. The overall design on this card is decent, but I still don't like seeing Beltre in those Mariner unis. 

Last but not least, we have a pair of fantastic Beltre cards that are bit odd-ballish. Again, I filed the cards already so I cannot remember the exact details about the cards, but CC mentioned what they were in our email.  

2005 Throwback Threads  Adrian Beltre Polo Grounds PG-69 (#’ed 54/65)
2005 Throwback Threads Adrian Beltre Polo Grounds PG-69 (#’ed 44/60)

For the life of me, I cannot remember which company made these cards, but I am leaning towards Donruss. These just seem like something Donruss would produce in the mid-2000's. 

Thanks again for the trade, CC! I look forward to the next one!


  1. Sweet Jackies! I may not like GQ much, but those framed parallels sure are terrific.

    1. Same here. Not big on GQ, but I am a big fan of the framed cards.