Baseball card blog focusing on 1971 Topps, cards of catchers and the Colorado Rockies, sometimes drifting of into other areas or sports.
Tuesday, 5 August 2014
Biggest Zistle Trade Yet
Completed a while ago, but just getting around to posting, a pretty large stack of cards from mkruger743 on zistle.com. Staring off with a nice bat relic of Vinny Castilla from 2005 bazooka. This is from Vinny's second stint with Colorado when he lead the National League with 131 RBI.
Some really nice Rockies parallels from some of my favorite sets, Andres Galarraga 1996 Metal Universe Platinum, Black Tulowitzki from 2009 OPC and a silver Collector's Choice of the Blake Street Bombers, a card that came in at #15 of my Best Rockies Cards list.
A card that deserves to be scanned alone, a 1995 Stadium Club Howard Johnson Ring Leaders, a crazy flashy card that so over the top, it's almost overwhelming.
A couple more for what I have dubbed the "Rockies that never were" collecetion, guys in Rockies uniforms that never made it to the bigs with Colorado. Ethan Hollingsworth is notable for being traded for Clayton Mortenson in possible the whitest trade ever.
Pitchers doing things other than pitching, these all look like spring training shots, the tape on the bat barrel of the Jason Jennings card makes a cool oddball card.
Some rare pitchers running the bases cards, and an even rarer warm-up jacket shot on the Scott Sanders.
Some Canadian ball players, Russell Martin from the 2009 WBC, Shawn Hill was a member of the 2004 Olympic Team, the 2013 WBC team and the 2011 Pan-Am games Gold Medal winning team, earning the win in both his starts.
Finally some catchers sporting the hockey style masks, include a few featuring a custom paint job.