February 18, 2016

A PWE That Nearly Made Me Breakdown

Here we are, finally at the end of the line for The Great Trade Post Catch Up and boy was this PWE incredible! It came by way of Gavin over at Baseball Card Breakdown. It just so happens that he just published his 700th post and is hosting a pretty sweet contest. I encourage everyone to go here to check it out. Even if you don't want to enter the contest, you need to see the incredible custom cards that he created. Anyway, back to the contents of this most recent PWE, it had a little bit of everything:

More new Bernie cards! That's not entirely true...I did just receive a copy of that HoloGrFX AuSOME card from Jeff a short while back and I've had a copy of that 1989 Columbus Clippers issue for just shy of two decades. However, I love the design on that minor league card(always have). It reminds me of 'Take Me Out To the Ballgame' with its Cracker Jack themed border. The others are absolutely new though.

Former Bulls were in the stack too. Kiermaier is probably my favorite non-Yankee player right now and this is my second Chipper that shows him in his Durham uni.

There were set needs to be found as well. The Shoemaker leaves me only needing a Rusney Castillo to finish the Studio inserts from 2015. If anyone has one they're willing to part with, please let me know. The Ruth lets me put that retail exclusive set to bed. The fun didn't stop there though. Not by a long shot.

Next I found some vintage oddball in the form of this 1961 Golden Press of 'Double X' Jimmie Foxx. This is only my second Golden Press card to date. I really like them and I'll have to work on adding a few more before the year is over. That would have been an incredible PWE, but the final card is the one that really made me almost breakdown.

When I saw this, all I could think was WOW! I don't have very many Japanese cards in my collection and I am absolutely floored to have this one. I've placed a few half-hearted bids on a few different BBM Tanaka cards and haven't won any of them. Maybe some day I'll make a push to add one of his Japanese RCs to this gem, but for now, I'm happy to have a card that shows him in his Eagles uniform. Thanks for another great trade package Gavin!


  1. Glad you like the cards! I was happy I was able to round up some stuff you'd like to thank you for the Griffey RC.

  2. Quite a nice grouping of cards! Definitely love the Cracker Jack motif on the Clippers card and foreign cards always make me feel like my collection has some culture to it.

  3. Bernie Is a great player to collect.He's one of my favorite Yankees.