All Things New York Mets

All Things New York Mets

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Trade with Brads Blog

I've been quiet on the blogging front for the past few days due to our Macbooks charger crapping out on us an not having the time till last night to run to a store to pick a new one up.  It actually was OK being I was heading to Matt's(Bob Walk The Plank) to bust a box of 2009 T206 so it was one trip.  I'll summarize the break and go into it with more detail in a later post probably tomorrow or Monday.  T206 was a fun break, but I had my two hits in my first two packs and thought maybe a hot box.  It wasn't a hot box, but I did pull a 1/1.  If your a fan of the Cubs, Orioles, or Diamondbacks keep and eye out in the next few days for the post.

Now to what this post is all about a TRADE with Brad's Phillies Blog.  Brad was easy to deal with and sent a bunch of cards and I see more trades in the future with him.  I had some Phillies laying around and reached out to Brad to see if he was interested and he was.  He sent me some Mets and a Padres player as you'll see below.  These are just the highlights as he sent a bunch of good stuff.

First up was some sweet players who are no longer with the team with Reyes and Thole now with the Blue Jays and Beltran with the crosstown rival.  Love the Beltran sepia refractor too bad he didn't get the bat off his shoulder against that Adam Wainwright curveball in game 7.

 Brad also sent a bunch of Ike Davis cards, but I picked these two to show off.  I actually been looking for that auto card on eBay, but other cards were my priority and was glad to be able to get it in the trade.  He also sent me the base and the sepia refractor of the card below too. 
 Well next up is a Mo Vaugh bat chunk card.  You can probably file this one in the top 5 or 10 in bad trades that the Mets had made.  I was lucky enough to see him and Clemens play at Fenway many years ago and remember my Dad telling me to ask for his auto at BP and was telling me all kinds of info to get his attention.  I didn't do it, but I wish I would have.  My Dad was feeding me how info that he played at Seton Hall University and for Coach Sheppard that my Dad knew and how he played with Craig Biggio and John Valentin at Seton Hall.  Sorry for going off and just rambling away, but my Dad loved baseball and Ill go into more detail in another post about that.  As you can see the card below Vaughn is Santana and Buerhle Jersey card which I was glad to have even though he's in his Twins uni, but he did pitch the first Mets no hitter in franchise history.  Hard to believe being the Mets had some pretty good pitchers through the years.
Last, but finally not least is Jedd Gyorko of the Padres who is currently in a little bit of a slump after a good showing his Rookie year last year.  You may wonder why I collect Gyorko and the reason being is he graduated from my Alma Mater West Virginia University.  

Thanks again Brad and look forward to future trades.



  1. Glad you liked what I sent, its awesome that you and Matt are friends in person and are able to bust stuff together. My girlfriend is the only person that opens wax with me but I pay for it all haha. Now I know who to save my Mets and Pirates for

  2. Thanks again and I'll hold the Phillies cards I pull for you. We have a third that busts with us too, would be nice to get a 4th and get a cheap case every now and again. At least your girl opens wax with you. My wife just laughs at me and rolls her eyes thinking its funny a grown man busting cards like a little kid. She even throws out a comment whenever I get mail from eBay in good fun.