Sunday, January 22, 2017

Inbound & Down: The collector pt. 2

The better part of today so far has been spent:

  • Mowing the lawns (Still weird having to mow in January, but such is life)
  • Hanging the new curtains in the living room (Had to get rid of those 70's style blinds...yuk)
  • Working on cleaning my computer/card room!!
The last bullet point will be my domain exclusively, and I've started by removing an unnecessary shelf in the closet, which will allow me to put a 4 shelf storage rack in the closet to get a lot of clutter out of sight (and probably out of mind).

I decided to take a break by finishing off the trade post I started yesterday.  Chris from The Collector sent me a nice stack of Blue Jays cards to go along with the hockey that I showed off yesterday. 

The best part about these cards is that they hit my want lists.  Each and every one has been marked off.  I'm curious to see how much longer R.A. Dickey lasts.  Phil Niekro pitched until he was 48, Charlie Hough was 46 when he hung them up; Dickey is now 42 and has a lot fewer innings pitched than the others did at 42, so we'll see how it goes.  I'm sure getting out of the homer dome in Toronto will help his cause.

The two lists that Chris put a nice dent into was the 2000 Topps Chrome & Chrome Traded.  A lot of shiny goodness came my way.

All I have to say after collecting the Blue Jays over the past several years is heaven help the person who PC's Carlos Delgado.  I'm sure that I have over 200 different Jays cards of him (at least), and playing all those years for the Mets and Marlins I'm sure that there are quite a lot of cards that feature that swing of his.  There's 4 more on this scan alone!!

The top 6 cards on the final scan take us back to the mid 90's with Olerud, Sprague, Green and Hentgen.  I just added the horizontal cards of the Jays Team picture and Homer Bush so that they wouldn't be left out.

43 more cards off the want list is a great hit, and really appreciated.   Thank you Chris!!

thanks for reading, Robert


  1. Always nice to get wants taken off the lists!

    Have to say I kind of miss the uniforms from Delgado's time.. The Angry Jay, not so much..

  2. I've actually got a ton of Jays and Leafs stuff from the late 90's-early 00's..I was dating a girl from Brampton back then, and she was a big Blue Jays fan so I started collecting them for a while. I've got a Blue Jays program/yearbook with Delgado on the cover, a 1999 team calendar, and some other magazine/media guide type stuff. If I ever get to clean out my clutter like you're doing I bet I'll find a few more items I've forgotten about.

    Glad I could help with your wantlists! Hope we can make more trades in the future!