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Blind trades are often the best trades

I received an e-mail from Bo of Baseball Cards Come to Life a couple of months ago proposing a trade. He had a stack of Reds cards that he didn’t need anymore, and he wanted oddballs in return. I was happy to oblige and purge a good number of 1988 Donruss Baseball’s Best, minor league cards, and department store issues from my collection. I also sent along some duplicate stadium giveaways Reds sets that I had, and we exchanged 300ish cards with each other. Below is some of the loot I received…


Bo hit several needs, filling in a bunch of 1990s cards that I had never seen before. I haven’t had time to update the want lists yet, but I know I’ll be crossing off several entries thanks to this blind trade.

You’ll notice at the bottom a few non-Reds. In addition to my hometown Cincinnatians, I also collect cards of Doug Dascenzo and Shawon Dunston, as well as non-Reds cards of Eric Davis, Buddy Bell, Chris Sabo, Dave Parker and Kurt Stillwell. And if I ever get organized (ha!), I’ll probably add more names to that list. But Bo was kind enough to throw in some cards of these players that I had not yet obtained.

I love doing blind trades, though I don’t do it as often as I used to. It wasn’t very long ago that I gifted thousands of cards to a friend in the area, so I don’t have much in the way of non-Reds cards to trade anymore. Luckily, Bo was looking for some items that I just happened to still have and was more than happy to send away.

Thanks for the trade Bo!

Anybody need some 1989 Bowman?

1989 Bowman

I picked up a box of 1989 Bowman at the antique mall over the weekend, and had a blast busting that retro wax…but now I don’t have anything to do with the cards. I’m keeping the Reds (obviously) and a handful of the stars and Hall of Famers, but that leaves me with a ton of commons and doubles. So if you’re in the market for some 1989 Bowman cards, just send me your wantlist and I’ll let you know what I have for you.

All I ask in return is Reds cards…any year/brand/flavor. Paul O’Neill is the only 1989 Bowman Reds card I’m missing, so don’t load me up on Jeff Sellers or Rick Mahler please. I’ll do this like Thorzul does his “Trade Me Anything” posts…you send me whatever Reds you have and a SASE for the cards you want in return. So e-mail me at jasontcarter at gmail dot com and let me know what 1989 Bowman cards you need.

2010 Topps for trade

These were more popular with my kids, so there aren’t as many to post. But if you have some 2010 Reds that you want to trade, send me an e-mail to jasontcarter at gmail. (Cards will be crossed off as offers are accepted.)

2 Buster Posey RC (Giants) (x2)
23 Shane Victorino (Phillies)
28 Jonathan Sanchez (Giants)
30 Victor Martinez (Red Sox)
34 Michael Dunn RC (Yankees) (x2)
42 League Leaders NL RBI: Fielder, Howard, Pujols (x2)
47 Brad Penny (Giants)
49 Jorge De La Rosa (Rockies) (x2)
55 Manny Ramirez (Dodgers)
61 Skip Schumaker (Cardinals)
63 Josh Bard (Nationals)
70 Cole Hamels (Phillies)
73 League Leaders NL Wins: Wainwright, Carpenter, De La Rosa
74 Casey Blake (Dodgers)
87 Darin Erstad (Astros)
92 David Eckstein (Padres) (x2)
93 Joe Nathan (Twins)
94 Ivan Rodriguez (Rangers)
95 Carl Crawford (Rays)
96 Jon Garland (Dodgers)
105 Madison Bumgarner (Giants)
114 Chris Iannetta (Rockies)
146 Yunel Escobar (Braves)
151 Mat Gamel (Brewers)
153 Justin Duchscherer (A’s)
154 Pedro Feliz (Phillies)
159 Vernon Wells (Blue Jays)
166 Eric Byrnes (Dbacks) (x2)
173 Kendry Morales (Angels)
187 Will Venable (Padres)
188 Joe Blanton (Phillies)
218 Fernando Martinez (Mets)
222 Curtis Granderson (Tigers)
228 Chris Pettit RC (Angels) (x2)
233 League Leaders AL RBI: Teixeira, Bay, Lind
239 Juan Uribe (Giants)
244 Barry Zito (Giants)
245 Lance Berkman (Astros)
248 Jason Kendall (Brewers)
268 Juan Pierre (Dodgers) (x2)
265 Angels team card with Vlad Guerrero high-fiving a catcher and some guy obscured by the catcher and Mike Scioscia on the back (Angels)

272 Jair Jurrjens (Braves)
281 Braden Looper (Brewers)
286 Javier Vazquez (Braves)
304 Adam LaRoche (Braves)
308 Robinzon Diaz (Pirates)
311 Jose Valverde (Astros)
315 Scott Kazmir (Angels)
317 Ryan Doumit (Pirates)
321 Pat Burrell (Rays)

Peak Performance
PP-35 Miguel Cabrera (Tigers)
PP-44 Roy Hallady (Blue Jays)

Turkey Red
TR20 CC Sabathia (Yankees)
TR35 Stephen Drew (Diamondbacks)

Topps Town
TTT4 Adrian Gonzalez (Padres)
TTT5 Evan Longoria (Rays)
TTT9 Roy Halladay (Blue Jays)
TTT10 Tim Lincecum (Giants)
TTT12 Miguel Tejada (Astros)
TTT15 Miguel Cabrera (Tigers)
FCTTT16 Kevin Youkilis (Red Sox)
TTT18 Vladimir Guerrero (Angels)
TTT19 Justin Upton (Diamondbacks)
FCTTT22 Andrew McCutchen (Pirates)
TTT25 Manny Ramirez (Dodgers)

See also my list of 2010 Upper Deck cards for trade!

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