I've always wanted to say that.
Ok, not really, but how else do you start a trade post about Matt from Bob Walk the Plank?
Before we get started with the cards Matt sent, I want to let you know that Matt just started blogging in January.
GO FOLLOW Bob Walk the Plank and leave a comment on this post that you did and I'll randomize a winner for a nice stack of cards from your favorite team. I'll get them the next time I go to my friend's house. You know the one, the former LCS owner. Maybe even some vintage if I can get my hands on some.
Alright, on to the goods.
I've been a pretty big fan of the Winter Olympics this year and here is a blast from the not so distant Gold Medal winning past. Picabo Street won gold in the Super G at the Nagano Winter Games.
I'm a big fan of combining military and cards. This is the HMS Dreadnought and she was in service in World War I. She actually sank a German submarine by ramming it. That's somewhat unsettling for this submarine sailor, but pretty badass nonetheless.
I've never seen this set or heard of this guy, but the "Texas Baseball Club" apparently DID not draft him even though he's in the Draft Picks set. I guess he signed as an undrafted free agent.
I haven't opened a pack of Finest since 1993 so I always appreciate getting Finest Rangers in packages. I love the retro uniform Beltre is sporting in this shot.
Sweet Ed Stroud. He's just happy to be bunting in a simulated at bat on a beautiful green field on a bright sunny day. The fastest way to my heart is Senators goodness.
Ok, that was a little creepy. Lee Maye is not messing around. Better be on my best behavior down at BP.
The penultimate card in the post is this one. Topher over at Crackin' Wax likes to use the word penultimate. I don't think I knew what it meant until I started watching his group break videos. Oh, I'm sorry, my undiagnosed ADD kicked in. Am I crazy? That is an autographed card, #59/125, of a kid who was born on March 5, 1997! 1997??!! Are you kidding me?? Ok, my son liked it. He collects the USA stuff and this kid is only 3 years older than he is so he thinks it's great.
Ok, let's award the Gold for this post. As in a 2012 Topps Finest gold refractor of Nelson Cruz. It's #32/50. 32 is 4 times the $8 million Nelson is getting from Baltimore in 2014 so that makes this an Ebay 1/1! I'm being silly, but don't you feel like Ebay sellers try to make that kind of stretch sometimes.
Matt, I hope you get a few more followers from this mini contest. Thanks for the great cards!