Trading Day: Mass confusion

21 12 2008

I’m not sure what’s happening here anymore.  Since the End of Year Clearance thing, I’ve been receiving a package or two a day and been trying to keep up with these posts.  I sorted through some cards late last night so I’d be ready to knock a few of these posts out this morning.  When I went to post, though, I couldn’t tell what I’d done or which cards came from who.  I’m so confused.

I know that Jeff Wolfe, Card Junkie set me some Topps cards.  I know Stephen at The Easy Life knocked out a number of my Upper Deck and Topps needs and sent a special gift I’ll post up later.  Plus Brian at Waxaholic sent some Canadian Allen and Ginter cards I needed, and Ben at 88 Score helped me with some older sets, too.

I feel like I’m missing someone else here,but if I am, I can’t figure out who.  I apologize if it’s you.

Here’s some of the cards I got:

UH16 Paul Janish


I’m not sure how this ended up on my list because I know I pulled one, but it’s not there.  Maybe I sent it to someone else, or maybe it just got sorted in the wrong stack.  Either way, Janish always has a home with me as I can always use a defensive replacement in the infield.

2008 Upper Deck 182 Greg Maddux


Not only a nice looking card, but stats from 22 years on the back.  Maddux is the type of pitcher my generation will tell their kids about when they are older.  Or, as another commenter elsewhere put it, “Most pitchers are lucky to have a 4.22 ERA, but for Maddux it meant it was time to leave.”

2008 Upper Deck 176 Ramon Hernandez


The new Reds catcher for 2009.  Since the trade, Walt Jocketty has hinted heavily that he’s the starter, and the younger and projectably equal Ryan Hanigan will get to watch.  We’ll see how well that goes.  I’m not saying Hanigan is any great shakes, but you would like to see the guy actually fail first before he’s relegated to back up status.

2008 Allen and Ginter 336 Allen Fisher


Allen Fisher, champion hand shaker.  In this card, he’s about to do the “log saw” as they call it in the biz.

Seriously,  a 25 time champion arm wrestler and still going as he nears fifty.  He’s like the Maddux of arm wrestling, and I never would have known without this card.

Thanks to all you guys for the help with the sets, and I hope you’re enjoying what I’ve sent you.  I’m pretty close to the end of some of these sets if I’ve figured correctly, and I couldn’t have done it without you.




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