Sunday, March 15, 2015

P-Town Tom Strikes Back

Tom from Waiting Til Next Year wasted no time sending me a return package for the group trade from last week.

Check out the awesomeness that is this package:
 

This is how it is done, folks. Despite my love of vintage and of 1965 Topps in particular, I to this day had never picked up a single one of the Gold Embossed insert cards. No better place to start than with the Twins - 1965 MVP Zolio Versalles and Harmon Killebrew:


And a little faux vintage (those were also my first Obak cards!)

Some more cool vintage (including a Toledo Mud Hen, long time farm club for the Twins)



A pack of cards commemorating the plans for the new Twins Stadium that eventually became Target Field (note that there's a retractable roof on the design - we opted to skip that feature for the final version):

But even though it was a pit, a roller rink, an industrial nightmare, I still miss the old Metrodome from time to time. It's nice to see the way it makes every game look like a night game on the cards, like this Rick Reed:

Two nice stacks of Topps Total and 2001 Topps, both of which were new cards to me.

And what's this? A Sega Card Gen Card of Carl Pavano?

I assume that the back talks about the powers he gains from his epic moustache. No translation needed for that!

Thanks very much Tom, packages like this are exactly why I thought the Group Trade would be a big win for everyone!

8 comments:

  1. I'm glad those '01 Topps and '02 Topps Total cards filled a need for you. The Pavano mustache is pretty awesome, isn't it?

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    1. The 'stache was the 10th man on the field!

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  2. Two 65 embossed , three SSPC. Nice return package. When you get all your returns. You have to do a greatest hits post.

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    1. That's a good idea, I think I will!

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  3. Tom is the man! I'm excited to see all your returns.

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    1. The next couple weeks will be awesome, I just know it. Tom's package was a perfect kick off.

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  4. It took me a while to discover, but the Obak brand is absolutely filled with gems.

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    1. It's the Conlon Collection for a new generation! Well, I guess the only thing the two have in common is that they are covering older subjects, but Obak seems to be much different product in design and execution. The two I have are pretty cool! Minneapolis Millers!

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