Last week the Dodgers held their Fanfest, which a couple of the other bloggers out there wrote about. You can see Speigel's Nomo's Sushi Platter post here , and Greg's Plashke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle post here.
Although I was there, I chose not to stand around all day at Linefest, so I broke off to enjoy my Saturday in other ways. But that was not before I had a great time meeting a few of the other LA-based Dodger bloggers, shooting the breeze for a bit (while standing in the longest line I have ever seen for anything in my life) and engaging in a "Pile o' Cards Swap" with Speigel.
One would think that when one Dodger collector hands another Dodger collector a couple of piles of cards that it would be anticlimactic. I mean, we collect the same team, and thus the same players, so it would seem most of what we trade would be boring repeats, right? One could not be more wrong. While a few were repeats, the vast majority were brand new to me.
Speigel handed me a GREAT variety. Shiny cards, miiiiiinnnnniiiiiis, Dodger legends, MLB legends, oddball cards, new issues, flash in the pans, today's stars and HOFers. What a great hunka cards. Let's check out a few...
|I got at least 5 new Nomo cards for my collection. This one is a beauty.|
|This card reminds me of the 55 Bowman "TV" set. Really thick card stock on this one.|
|A nice framed piece. Paulie hit the only inside-the-park home run that I ever witnessed. He line drove it into the right field corner and he was off to the races!|
|A new Piazza! What a cool photo. Piazza's wearing the Dean Man's Number patch for Tim Crews. |
|Here's a miiiinnnnniiiii Mike!|
|Here's a nice shot. Overall, a great card, but that obnoxious trademark "R" has gotta go.|
|How about this cool Hideki Kuroda card!|
|I'm not a Juan Pierre fan, but this card is awesome for this photo of the rabbit looking for his chance to break.|
|Speaking of awesome - here's a Kershaw I never saw before!|
|did somebody order shiny and sparkly?|
|Another great Nomo. This trade was so great, even the cards themselves had lurkers attached to their backs.|
|Closing out with a great new addition to my Don Sutton collection.|
THANKS for a great trade, Speigel! and THANKS for reading, everyone.