Thursday, May 24, 2012

Trade with Spiff

I haven't traded cards with anyone since last summer. Perhaps anticipating my annual Summer Clearance Trade (coming in June), Spiff sent me a pile of Phillies cards. So I sent him the Rangers cards I had pulled for the Clearance.  Here's some of what he sent me.

2004 Fleer Tradition #439 Vincente Padilla
 Cards numbered 401-500 of this set were short prints which I don't have many of.

2008 Upper Deck X #77 Chase Utley
Did anyone like this set? I had the die cut Utley card but not the regular one.

2009 Topps Update #18 Cliff Lee
 This was the card from this set I really wanted and now I have it! Thanks Spiff!

2010 Topps #122 Carlos Ruiz
I had the Phillies Team Set and the Walmart Black versions of this card but not the base Topps card. Chooch is having an MVP season so far, hitting .365 with 7 home runs (his career max is 9) and 29 RBIs (max 54). There were a few Ruiz cards in the mix that I didn't have.

2010 Topps Cards Your Mom Threw Out #110 Cole Hamels
I had the Original Back version of this card. Hamels is also super hot with a 7-1 record in 9 starts and an ERA of 2.17.

2010 Topps Cards Your Mom Threw Out Original Back #89 Steve Carlton
I had the non-original back version of this card. 40 years ago, Carlton was 27-10 with a terrible Phillies team. In his first 9 starts he was 5-4 with an ERA of 2.22.

2010 Topps Heritage #217 Carlos Ruiz

2012 Topps #117 Carlos Ruiz

2012 Topps #190 Cole Hamels

2012 Topps Heritage #139 Carlos Ruiz

2012 Topps Heritage #161 Ryan Howard
Ryan is in rehab at the Phillies Single A club in Florida and should be back sometime in June. Man do we miss him.

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