No, the title of this post isn't a reference to the Alamo, I am giving away some cards! All you gotta do is follow some simple directions, and they're yours.
The mailbox at our new house has been a lot slower than our rental was, and I think the main reason is because I've been slow to send stuff out myself. One reason is because I haven't been blogging/reading as much as I used to. Another is that I just don't have very much to trade. I sent off a bunch of stuff to Gavin over at Baseball Card Breakdown before we moved, just to clear it out to keep it from getting damaged, so my trade box is very small right now.
So, I figured what better way to clear it out than to just give it away? The only guidelines are 1) that if you claim more than can fit in a PWE, or claim a bunch of the nicer ones, that you make at least a little attempt to send something back my way, and 2) I need you to answer the question at the bottom of this post. But really, the purpose is to say thanks for reading my blog even though I don't post much, and to get some positive collecting karma.
Anyways, here's what I've got:
A bunch of 2014 Bowman hometown cards, all from the great state of Texas:
5 - Jay Bruce (Reds)
8 - Joe Nathan (Tigers)
18 - Austin Jackson (Tigers)
74 - David Freese (Angels)
81 - Jarred Cosart (Astros)
82 - Hunter Pence (Giants)
96 - Anthony Rendon (Nationals)
133 - Homer Bailey (Reds)
140 - Chris Davis (Orioles)
BP5 - Mark Appel (Astros)
BP21 - Billy McKinney (A's)
BP40 - Logan Vick (Indians)
BP89 - Michael Ratterree (Brewers)
BP100 - Brian Ragira (Giants)
206 - Jonathan Lucroy (Brewers, but has the Florida flag)
2015 Topps rainbow foil - 516 - Lorenzo Cain
2015 Topps gold foil (#1162/2015) - J.J. Hardy
1993 Sport Card Magazine cards of Mark McGwire and Marquis Grissom
2013 Archives Day Glo - Jayson Werth
2015 Panini Donruss Preferred Grand Stand - George Springer
2015 Heritage Jered Weaver (#914/999)
2013 Topps Chrome Ben Zobrist (41/75)
2014 Donruss Jed Lowrie #91/234
2015 Gypsy Queen "Glove Stories" Freddy Galvis
Two pitchers with girls names, Madison Bumgarner (2013 Panini Prizm blue border), and 2016 Topps "First Pitch" Hayley Atwell.
2016 Topps Opening Day Carlos Gomez (blue border)
2016 Gypsy Queen blue bordered Anthony Rendon and Kris Bryant
1968 Topps Harmon Killebrew
1975 Topps Bert Blyleven
2016 Heritage #423 (high number) "Fence Busters"
2013 Topps blue bordered Mike Trout and Jose Fernandez. I'm not a huge baseball scout or anything, but I think these guys could be good really soon. You heard it here first.
2016 Gypsy Queen "MVP mini" - Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox)
1951 Bowman - Whitey Lockman #37 (New York Giants) He was on base during Bobby Thomson's "Shot heard round the world"! That, along with this card, is pretty cool.
Opening Day inserts that look a lot better than the inserts in the flagship set. The artist formerly known as Mike Stanton, and dude that went to my rival high school, Cole Hamels.
2016 Bowman autograph Josh Staumont
2016 Bowman yellow border Yoan Moncada
2016 Bowman yellow border - Trey Mancini, Scott Blewett, and Kevin Newman. Bowman knows that collectors love the '91 Fleer set, so I appreciate the yellow borders.
2016 Heritage "Flashbacks News"
I'm getting tired of labeling these. You have eyes, you can tell what these are, right?
Man, I really like Donruss, but I have a hard time telling it apart from last year's. I think I still like it better this year, though.
Last but not least, a bunch of 2016 Archives:
Durham Bulls Insert - Bobby
Blue Border (#13/199) - Joey Votto
Father * Son - Ken & Ken Griffey
Father * Son - Tony & Eduardo Perez
11 - Matt Reynolds (Mets)
26 - Rafael Palmiero (Orioles)
28 - Miguel Almonte (Royals)
35 - Jim Rice (Red Sox)
40 - Jacoby Ellsbury (Yankees)
61 - Koletn Wong (Cardinals)
63 - Nelson Cruz (Mariners)
79 - John Olerud (Mariners)
87 - Noah Syndergaard (Mets)
88 - A.J. Pollock (Diamondbacks)
94 - Darin Ruf (Phillies)
113 - Frankie Montas (Dodgers)
114 - Jose Reyes (Rockies)
122 - Carlton Fisk (White Sox)
135 - Ryan Howard (Phillies)
136 - Troy Tulowitzki (Blue Jays)
145 - Felix Hernandez (Mariners)
152 - Ian Kinsler (Tigers)
153 - Honus Wagner (Pirates)
162 - Gary Sanchez (Yankees)
175 - Andrelton Simmons (Angels)
208 - Matt Harvey (Mets)
211 - Kevin Kiermaier (Rays)
226 - Ryan Braun (Brewers)
255 - Brandon Phillips (Reds)
256 - Chipper Jones (Braves)
267 - Carlos Gonzalez (Rockies)
275 - Corey Seager (Dodgers)
277 - Ichiro (Marlins)
288 - Nomar Garciaparra (Red Sox)
264 - Andrew McCutchen (Pirates)
Whew! If you thought reading that took a long time, try typing it all out. Probably wasn't necessary.
Anyways, so yeah, that's what's up for grabs.
Now, here's the question:
If you were going to meet your favorite baseball player and could ask him just one question, what would it be?
I ask because I'm going to the All-Star FanFest in San Diego before the All-Star Game, and Archi Cianfrocco is one of the former Padres players who will be signing autographs and doing a question and answer session on the day I go. While Trevor Hoffman, Randy Jones, and Steve Garvey will be there, I am SO excited to get to meet Archi! The only non-Padre "legend" there on the Friday that I go will be Orlando Cepeda. I don't know much about him, but I know he's in the Hall of Fame and had a cool nickname, so anything else you wanna tell me about "Baby Bull", let me know in the comments as well.
Thanks again! Have a great Thursday!