We're starting to wind down on the 2011 Summer Clearance Trade. Only three more to share. I was pretty happy with the 2010 trades but I think this was even a better year. I guess I'll do it again in 2012.
Brian from Play At The Plate sent me a pile of Astros and Phillies for a bunch of Rangers cards. Of the cards he sent, I needed 67 of them. Here are the highlights.
1999 Fleer Mystique #103 Glen BarkerI think that Fleer was the first to make rookie cards numbered inserts. Here is an example from 1999. Too bad this guy went nowhere.
1999 Topps All-Matrix #26 Curt SchillingThe movie The Matrix was big in 1999. Was Schilling really "The One"?
1999 Upper Deck 10th Anniversary Team Double #12 Jeff BagwellA re-creation of the Upper Deck 1989 design all duded up with gold foil and Dufex. Back then, who would have thought that Upper Deck wouldn't have much to celebrate on their 20th anniversary?
1999 Upper Deck MVP Dynamics #12 Jeff BagwellUpper Deck MVP sure had busy looking inserts. See some below from the 2000 issue. This is for the Reference Binder.
2000 Upper Deck 2K Plus #9 Scott RolenThere were two Phillies in this 12-card insert set. I already had Pat Burrell.
2000 Upper Deck Statitude #15 Craig BiggioAnother insert in 2000 Upper Deck. I previously only had the Sammy Sosa card from this 30-card set.
2000 Upper Deck MVP Pure Grit #5 Scott RolenHe also sent me the Craig Biggio card from this insert set.
2000 Upper Deck MVP Second Season Standouts #4 Ken CaminitiAnother insert from 2002 Upper Deck MVP. There's a lot of stuff going on on this card.
2002 Fleer Golden Memories #12 Pat BurrellI didn't have any cards from this insert set so this goes into the Reference Binder. This is an interesting design in that it is a card with out any gloss but with gold foil.
2002 Topps Gold Label #48 Jeff BagwellA nice looking card from this premium set from Topps.
2005 Fleer Showcase #53 Chase UtleyIn the 2000s, Fleer put out some many different sets it was hard to keep up with them. I had only bought a few packs of Fleer Showcase and didn't have any Phillies from the set. Brian also sent me Wagner and Thome.
2008 Topps Dick Perez Ryan HowardI like this. Any Howard card that I don't have is a card I want to have.
2008 Upper Deck Documentary Gold #423 Lance BerkmanI've gotten quite a few Phillies and Astros from the 2008 Documentary set but this is the only Gold variation. I didn't have any Phillies or Astros Gold.
2009 UD A Piece of History #72 Ryan HowardI only bought one blaster of this product back in 2009 and didn't like it much. I only had one Phillie from the set. In addition to Howard, Brian sent Utley as well.
2010 Bowman Gold #24 Raul IbanezRauuuuuuul!