A couple blog world trades found their way to my mailbox this past week. I managed to pick up two copies of Josh’s Stadium Club base card, which had been avoiding me to date. This is a great looking base card – for all the flaws with Stadium Club, and the weird way they remade the product – Topps did manage to recapture the great photography! Kudos to them for using a non-traditional pose. Its nice to see something other than a batting shot, or the posed shots that permeated 2007 issues.
These cards came courtesy of Kris over at the Aardvark Trading Post and Marie at A Cardboard Problem. I was working on the trade simultaneously. What I really need now is to pick up another 1, 4 or 7 copies – because there is nothing more satisfying then filling up a complete row in a binder.
2008 Topps Stadium Club is my 195th different Josh Hamilton card. I’ll try to do something cool for #200, which might be on its way, or might not be purchased / traded for yet. I am a bit hazy on what I have incoming at the moment – it makes opening the mail really interesting.