Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A Carpenter came to town with some Rockets

Who says the mail is slow?  I completed my 6th trade with Greg over at Plaschke, thy Sweater is Argyle on Friday night of last week, and the cards made it from California to Pennsylvania already.  Greg is running another card draft, check his blog out for more details. 

I had picked up a Ryan Getzlaf jersey card in a trade over on the Bench, and once I got it in hand, I knew that Greg would want it.  It was a very nice two color swatch, featuring the dark purple that Anaheim wore a few years back.

What did I receive in return you may ask?  It's in the title.  First, the Rockets.

I don't know how many of you out there remember the cards in a can idea that Pinnacle had back in the late 90's, but for me it was one of the most wasteful ideas I can remember as far as packaging goes.  Cards in a can?  They tried to make the cans collectible, but for those that were in the hobby back then for the quick buck, the tins were no longer mint once opened.  Nevertheless, these 4 cards were ones that I didn't have, so they find a place among the Blue Jays mass of cardboard at my house.

Naturally, Greg sent me a jersey card as well, the Carpenter.

Card # 21 in the quest to obtain all the Captured on Canvas jersey cards from the '08 UD Masterpieces set.  It had been a little while since I obtained one of these beauties, but rest assured that I will continue on the quest to collect all 89.

Looking forward to trade #7 Greg....thank you very much!

Thanks for reading, Robert

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for another fantastic trade! I've had that Carp for what seems like forever, glad it finally found a great home. Also, thanks for the draft pimping!