Friday, January 24, 2014

Tandem Random Fandom: Part I

Last time I teased a trade package from Nick, the master of the Dime Boxes. We share an infatuation with the Random. I usually pack in about 873% more words in each post than anyone in their right mind is interested in reading. In the spirit of the Random, let's throw a changeup. For the Dodgers portion of this trade post, I'll observe keyboard silence until the end of the pretty pictures. Keep in mind, this is just a sampling of the Blue Crew stew sent by Nick...

2001 Topps Jackie Robinson Memorable Moments BRO #783
1994 Ted Williams Card Co. Gil Hodges Swingin' for the Fences BRO #148

1970 Topps Manny Mota LAD #157
1973 Topps Don Sutton LAD #10

1980 Topps Johnny Oates LAD #228
1981 Topps Rick Monday LAD #726

2003 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classics Steve Garvey LAD #81
1981 Topps Drake's Big Hitters Steve Garvey LAD #11

1991 Leaf Studio Orel Hershiser LAD #183
1989 Fleer For the Record Kirk Gibson LAD #4

1991 Topps Stadium Club Ramon Martinez LAD #516
1992 Leaf Eric Davis LAD #430

2007 Upper Deck Masterpieces Mike Piazza LAD #40
2000 Upper Deck SP Top Prospects David Ross LAD #57

2009 Topps Heritage Jim Thome LAD #650

2012 Topps Chrome Matt Kemp LAD #120
2010 Topps 206 Matt Kemp LAD #89



2009 Upper Deck Season Biography Clayton Kershaw LAD #SB-49
2009 Upper Deck O-Pee-Chee Clayton Kershaw LAD #141
2013 Bowman Clayton Kershaw LAD #91

Well, I almost made it through the pictures without intruding with words. Anyway, words can't really do justice to Nick's generosity. That said, I'll have plenty to say (as usual) next time, when I wrap up this look at his trade package. Not that it's obvious from what I've shown so far, but I've definitely saved the best for last...


  1. I've pulled that "For the Record" Kirk Gibson insert from two different repacks so far. And, though, I've been tempted to keep it both times, I knew it'd be better in the hands of a Dodger fan than mine.

  2. Love the Gil Hodges. Is he pointing at the one with the most hits in it?

    1. I'm pretty sure the photo references his four-homer game. Maybe he's pointing to the bat he used in that game, among the others used for the publicity shot. Sweet cardboard, no doubt.