Sometimes when I make a trade with a fellow blogger, I get the feeling that the person actually reads my blog. I know that may sound strange. You probably just read that first statement and blurted out something like, "Hey Spiegel, if someone is trading baseball card with you, then they must know that by reading your blog. How else would they know what to send you?"
But, there are some folks that really pay attention to my words and click on other parts of the Platter. Some trade partners click on my haves lists or have read a post about me chasing the Topps sets of the 70s Dodgers. That is what I mean.
One of the few readers that are known as Platter Super Fans.
I believe Nick from an awesome blog called Dime Boxes:The Low End Baseball Card Collector's Journey, is a fan of my blog. I do think he reads my posts from time to time. He also probably checks out what cards that I already have under my player collections.
I thank him for that effort and care in his trade packages. Nick and I have made a few trades or so and they have all been a great return.
I totally dig this 2000 Fleer Ultra card of Eric Gagne. His is slim, wearing a high number, and working on some sort of fielding drill. He is almost unrecognizable to me.
The size and shape of the 2012 Topps '87 minis is preferred by me as opposed to the size of the Gypsy Queen or Ginter minis. I just like a little more meat on my minis. You know what I'm saying?
This card features a great shot of Kemp celebrating a home run against the Giants. Kemp is one of the best hitters in baseball and will probably hit several hundred more homers against the Giants in his career.
I should have a special section at the Platter for Hideo Nomo cards that are super shiny. I bet Nick will read that and send me a bunch of flashy Nomo cards that he somehow finds in dime boxes.
The flair that this card has will add some class to one of my many binder pages of Nomo cards. You can never have to much flair.
An aspect of my collection that I have been trying to build up this summer is my hall of fame collection. Nick helped me out with that by sending me some cards with legends on them.
These Mound Dominance cards from 2012 Topps are cool looking and informational. The card was made to honor Bob Gibson's 17 strikeout performance against the Detroit Tigers in the opening game of the 1968 World Series. 17 strikeouts in the World Series?!?!?
That dude invented beast mode back in the day. I hope St.Louis has a statue of him outside their stadium. I think they have a Stan Musial statue but, I am not sure about Bob Gibson. Maybe someone in the blog world has an answer to that.
Dodger Stadium has no statues yet. The only Dodger statue that I know of is a Johnny Podres statue that I made out of melted copper pipes. It sits in my living room so I can pay homage to his Game 7 pitching victory in 1955.
Thanks for the trade, Nick!