I just posted a needs list of 2008 Topps Heritage and 2007 Allen and Ginter. I'll add to it as I come across sets that I need cards for, but if you see something you've got, e-mail me with your needs and we'll see if we can work out a deal.
While I'm waiting on my boxes of A&G to get here, I figured I'd open up a blaster of the homeless man's A&G, Upper Deck Artifacts. Artifacts feature historical moments cards much like A&G features historical figures and subjects. Artifacts also has Hollywood memorabilia inserts. Lets crack in and see what we got:
Pack 1: #135 David Davidson RC #167 Historical Moments Eiffel Tower #42 Carlos Lee #68 Phil Hughes #200 Historical Moments Jamestown
2 historical moments in one pack and one which should have added a few more letters to make it a Historical Monument card, but whatever.
Pack 2: #149 Ross Detwiler RC #181 Historical Moments Benjamin Franklin YSL 3968 Yankee Stadium Legacy Graig Nettles #3 Justin Upton #69 (hehe) Mariano Rivera
The game features on the YSL card is against the Indians on October 1, 1972. The Yanks lost 2-1 and Graig Nettels, who is featured on the card, didn't even play. Ben Franklin also looks like a pedophile that is trying to seduce a young boy by dangling a key.
Pack 3: #195 Historical Moments The Supreme Court #55 Joe Mauer #81 Barry Zito #106 Clay Buchholz RC #107 Kevin Hart RC
The Supreme Court card is a card after my own heart, being in law school and all. This is the first baseball card that combines law and sports cards by itself
Pack 4: #121 J.R. Towles #153 Historical Moments Declaration of Independence #46 Torii Hunter #16 Dustin Pedroia #4 Chris Young
If Upper Deck could get its hands on the Declaration of Independence, it would chop it up and put it on cards. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if they bought one of the handwritten and signed copies of it and did just that.
Pack 5: #19 Daisuke Matsuzaka #58 Jose Reyes HM-19 A Piece of Hollywood George Clooney Pants from "Three Kings" #134 Jerry Blevins RC
Hey I got me some George Clooney pants and from one of his best movies. And Clooney is one of my 5 actors that I'd like to just hang out with. Upper Deck couldn't secure permission to use his name, so on the back of the card it says that the pants were worn by "George". Hopefully, they mean Clooney and not some extra named George.
Maybe Kanye, but are you a WORLD'S champion? So far, I have yet to see you on an Allen and Ginter card. Yes it's that time again when A&G fever is sweeping the nation. I've got 2 boxes on their way to me (Under $180 and that includes shipping!) so in the mean time, I need to finish my 2007 A&G set. I know some people sent me trade requests a looooooong time ago but then school got in the way and all kinds of stuff. Anywho, I'm looking for trades now and these are the cards I need:
#2 Mike Gonzalez #20 Vlad Guerrero #24 Susan B. Anthony #27 Scott Podesnik #44 Matt Lindstrom #48 Gary Matthews #51 Dan Haren #58 Mike Mussina #63 Bengie Molina #67 Ryan Shealy #78 Carlos Guillen #80 Chase Utley #114 Homer Bailey #127 Brandon Philips #135 Jared Weaver #140 Nick Swisher #147 Billy Butler #158 Jason Kendall #185 Troy Glaus #219 Dan Uggla #235 Barry Zito #247 Dave Roberts #256 Hideki Matsui #264 Aaron Rowand #274 Tim Lincecum #283 Chris Capuano #301 Chris Duncan #302 Augie Garrido #308 Mark Zupan #310 Greg Maddux #326 Alex Rios #341 Adrian Gonzalez #342 Chad Cordero #348 Roger Clemens #350 Adam Laroche
For those of you who love both music and baseball, I suggest, no, I implore you, to check out the new album by The Baseball Project called Volume 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails. Fronted by Scott McCaughey (R.E.M., The Minus 5) and Steve Wynn (Gutterball, Dream Syndicate) with Peter Buck (R.E.M., The Minus 5) and Linda Pitmon (Golden Smog, Miracle 3) rounding out the band, the album takes both rock and baseball and combines them into one incredible package. The album features such tracks as "Gratitude (For Curt Flood)", "Ted F****** Williams" and "Sachel Paige Said". My favorite song on the album is "Harvey Haddix" as it earnestly pleads for Haddix to be included with pitchers who have thrown perfect 9 inning games. For those who don't know, Haddix had a perfect game going into the 13th inning on May 26, 1959 against the Milwaukee Braves who lost the game on a home run it by Joe Adcock. It's often referred to as the "Greatest Game Ever Pitched". But my words can't do this song, or album, justice. Go pick it up and give it a listen. The music is great, the lyrics are incredible and a baseball geek's dream.
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