Sunday, February 5, 2023

JT and EB

Once in a while, I'll look at the history links on my TCDB pages to see how my collection has progressed over time.  I recently received a trade (yes, the trades have started up again) and saw a trio of cards which made me think:

"Gee I haven't seen any of these in quite a while."

Case in point, a pair of Jim Thome base cards that have been added to the collection, bringing the total to 655.

The beginning of Jim's second tour of duty in the AL with the White Sox, along with the end of a decade plus that he spent in Cleveland are featured on this pair.  

I kept on looking at the 2002 Upper Deck card on the right and wondered if I'd seen this before.  I opened the Thome binder, which apparently I haven't done in a while and discovered that I don't have the card.  The history link on the TCDB page told me that there's been no additions to the Thome collection since February 2022!  

The same drought applies to the 2006 A&G set:

Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks became the most recent addition to the '06 set build, almost a year since I received the last card toward the set.   March 2022 was the last time I added cards to the set, which is acting like a vintage build as I only have 130 cards out of the 350.  Maybe people are hoarding them?

Both want lists are up to date on my TCDB account (ID:rmitchell6700) and trades are welcome.  



  1. I'll hop on TCDB and see if we have any trade matches, but I'm down to about 700 cards in my trade box so I doubt I have much to offer you.

  2. I don't have any 2006 A&G, but I did find 2 cards for your 2007 A&G set build. Email me your mailing address and I'll send them your way (hopefully during my February break in a few weeks).