Saturday, April 24, 2010

What do Topps and Rhubarb Runner have in common?

I'll answer that question momentarily. Over the course of a few weeks, with a vacation and dueling illness to overcome, I worked out a very nice trade with David from Rhubarb Runner. All I sent over was a handful of Minnesota Twins and he sent me a package of sweet vintage Rangers.

First up, Rangers circa 1974.

I can't explain it, but I really like the Dave Nelson card. Maybe because it's so different from any of the other Rangers cards from this set. David sent a total of 19 different 1974 Topps Rangers. All I can say is WOW! I think he more than doubled my collection of ' 74 cards.

Let's continue on the vintage trail with this beauty:

1971 Topps Paul Casanova, Senators. That is a new addition to my small, but fun collection of Senators cards. Casanova is a great name...I wonder if he's mentioned in the Great Sports Name Hall of Fame?

Now, for the question, what do Topps and Rhubarb Runner have in common? Well, they both gave me these two cards.

1963 Topps Bob Schmidt. Let's run down the list. Vintage, check. Senator, check. Catcher in the "position", check. I have two copies of this great card now, one in hand, the other in my Topps MCG portfolio. I love it.

1961 Topps Pete Daley. Another great vintage Senators card and another one I traded for on the MCG site. I love having one in hand and will happily send away for my other one when I finish series 2 and don't have any more codes to redeem. This card looks much better than the scanner just didn't scan well for some reason.

David, thanks for a great lot of cards and I'll be looking for something to use to pry the rest of those Senators from you.

1 comment:

  1. Very nice! I like the Dave Nelson card, too. He just looks smooth. I have a couple of Carl Crawford cards like that. I like 'em! The '63 of Bob Schmidt is a very great looking card. 65 has always been my favorite set, but the more 63 cards I see, the more I like it. On the other hand the Daley card from 61 is very boring looking. Its cool cuz its vintage and a Senator and all, but its a dull card. Hope your having a great weekend! Viva Rhubarb!