Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Panning For Gold
I have been saying along (to myself at least) that if and when I ever finished the Tampa Bay Rays team set from 2009 Topps, including series 1 and 2 and Updates, that I would start working on the set in gold. Well, Jeremy from No One’s Going to Read This Blog helped me out in both aspects. He sent the final card that I needed in order to finally write COMPLETE under 2009 Topps. The card that has eluded me all year was #519 of Dioneer Navarro. It’s crazy, there are cards from ’09 Topps that I have at least 15 copies of, but I didn’t have a copy of #519 to speak of. I really do appreciate you helping me knock that one off my list Jeremy. He actually sent me quite a few cards off of my Rays team set want list, but that will have to wait for another post. For now I want to talk about my new quest to finish the 2009 Rays Topps team set in GOLD. Like bling, bling! I figure it shouldn’t be too hard, I already #519 in gold. I actually have 9 GOLD cards in all now. Thanks to a bunch of different generous readers, traders and donators I had 7 GOLD cards already, and then Jeremy added 2 more to my collection with this last trade. He sent along #347 of Jason Bartlett and #UH272 of Carlos Pena to bring me up to 9, which means a COMPLETED page of Rays bling! I have added my GOLD Needs to my want list page (which is here) and I plan on posting some trade bait later tonight, including a bunch of 2009 Topps gold cards. Including all 3 different series of 2009 Topps there are 34 different Rays GOLD cards. I have 9 so far, so I need 25 more (I did that in my head) so please do a Troll a favor and check your stacks for any Rays gold please! Between the 3 different series', there are 6 different Evan Longoria cards... That is gonna make it tough! I am interested in past years, too, but 2009 is the only set so far that I have more than 2 cards of, so I will focus on it for now. Thanks again to Jeremy from No One’s Going to Read This Blog-go read it RIGHT NOW! I do appreciate everything you sent. There will be some Johan Santana cards heading your way this week. Anyway, look forward to fresh trade bait pages going up daily for the rest of this week. These will include Topps Gold cards, Legends of the Game inserts, short prints and inserts from Heritage and Allen and Ginter, relic cards and whatever else I can find. There about 100 trade bait cards total and they will be randomly be posted throughout the rest of this week so PLEASE keep on checking back! I do also have at least 100 dupes from 2008 and 2009 Allen Ginter as well as Topps and Topps Updates from the same years. Please check out my want lists for those sets if you are so inclined (Sidebar on top of page) and contact me with your base card needs at bacontowne at yahoo dot com. I also have 1,000s of base card dupes from 2007-2008 Topps Heritage. The group break will continue as well. There are a few teams left… Thanks for reading. Go Rays! Troll out!