I recently completed a trade with JediJeff from 2 x 3 Heroes. I had written a blog seeing if there was anyone out there who was interested in trading for some 2015 Topps to help me complete my set. JediJeff contacted me and offered me some of the cards I needed.
To work the trade, I sent cards to JediJeff from his White Sox team want list. He wrote about those cards on his 2 x 3 Heroes blog entry titled "That Which I Covet" He did a great job describing the cards I sent to him. I was happy to trade these cards with JediJeff to help him get closer to completing his White Sox team sets.
JediJeff sent me a package of cards that I received this past week. JediJeff passed on some of the Topps 2015 cards I needed plus some great A's cards.
Yoda, as one of the most renowned and powerful Jedi Masters in galactic history says "Happens to every guy sometimes this does."
Though I am no Jedi, Yodi's words have shown me, through my blog that I have happened to find sometimes, trades and have acquired new cards for my collection.
Some of the cards JediJeff sent to me include:
Topps 2015 Needs
These were the cards JediJeff sent me from my Topps 2015 want list.
Giancarlo Stanton Card #150
James Jones Card #494
Brandon Finnegan Card #154
Derek Holland Card #357
Michael Saunders Card #424
Albert Pujols Card #600
Giancarlo Stanton hit some long home run this pass season before his year ended on June 26 when he broke the hamate bone in his left hand on a swing and miss. One of his long home runs was hit on May 12th, when a 467-foot blast cleared the left field stands at Dodger Stadium. It was the fifth time that a ball had been hit out of Dodger Stadium. On May 15th, 2015, Stanton hit a 474-foot home run to center field in Marlins Park. Then on May 30th, 2015, Stanton hit a 466-foot home run, the longest home run in the history of the Mets' home park, Citi Field.
JediJeff included cards of four players who, in 1989, helped the A's to their last World Series Championship.
1997 Pinnacle Mark McGwire Card #188
1995 Emotion Rickey Henderson Card #71
1991 Fleer All Star Team Jose Canseco Card #6
1993 Leaf Rickey Henderson Card #291
1988 Topps UK Minis Dave Parker Card #55
1993 Topps Black Gold Mark McGwire Card #39
Jose Canceso, Rickey Henderson, Mark McGwire, and Dave Parker were members of the 1989 team that defeated the Giants during the 1989 World Series. This series was postposed for ten day due to the Loma Prieta earthquake that struck the San Francisco/Oakland area. During the series, each of these players hit a home run during the four game sweep of the Giants.
JediJeff added a couple of autograph cards of A's pitchers who have pitched in the minor leagues for the A's.
2002 Select Rookie and Prospects Bert Snow Card #8
2014 Bowman Chrome Chris Kohler Card #BCAP-CK
Bert Snow was the A's 10th round draft pick in the 1998 MLB June Amateur Draft from Vanderbilt University. The right handed pitcher spent six years in the minor leagues playing for affiliates of the A's. Chris Kohler was the A's 3rd round selection in the 2013 MLB June Amateur Draft. After sitting out 2014 due to an elbow injury, this season, Kohler pitched for the Vermont Lake Monsters of the New York-Pennsylvania League. The 20 year-old left handed pitcher struck out 37 batters in 38.1 innings pitched.
Home Town Heroes
JediJeff added a couple of cards from the 2013 Panini Home Town Heroes set.
2013 Panini Home Town Heroes Dwayne Murphy Card #110
2013 Panini Home Town Heroes Reggie Jackson Card #200
Reggie Jackson exploits on the baseball diamond are well documented and earned him a plaque in Cooperstown. In 21 seasons, Jackson lead the American League in home runs on four different occasions. He also was a four-time World Champion, winning the World Series twice with the A's and Yankees. Dwayne Murphy played parts of nine season with the A's. He was a Golden Glove center fielder, as he won the award six consecutive times, between 1980 through 1985.
JediJeff included a Topps 1964 card of Jim Gentile.
Topps 1964 Jim Gentile Card #196
Jim Gentile was acquired by the Kansas City Athletics during November 1963 from the Orioles in a trade for Norm Siebern. In the 1964 season, the A's finished in tenth place in the American League and Gentile was their regular first baseman. Gentile had 28 home runs and 71 RBI during the season, second on the club in both categories to the A's starting right fielder, Rocky Colavito, who lead the team with 34 home runs and 102 RBI. After being replaced at first base at the beginning of the 1965 season by Ken "The Hawk" Harrelson, Gentile was traded to the Astros in June. Before leaving for Houston, Gentile played in 38 games for the A's and hit 10 home runs in 118 at bats.