A Trade with Mark from Stats On The Back
March 19th, 2010 by slangon

As I’m sure everyone knows by now, Mark from Stats on the Back became a proud papa recently. Being the good father that he is, he’s trying to finish up the 2010 Topps set so that his boy Parker can have his own birth year set. I was able to help them out with a few cards that they needed and in return, Mark sent me some of my 2010 Topps needs. Being a fellow Mets fan, he also hooked me up with pile of cards for my Mets team sets from years ranging from the 70’s to the 2000’s. Here’s a few of my favorites.

1970 Topps #246 Jim McAndrew

I got real excited when I saw this card, first because I happen to be fond of the 1970 set, but also because I have quite a few of the Mets cards from this set. I figured I must be getting close but when I checked, I’m really not. There’s a boatload of Mets cards in this set. 39 by my count. I probably have 20 or so but I’m only a little over half way there. I guess that happens when you won the World Series the year before. That and the fact that Topps expanded to 720 cards that year.

1984 Topps #368 Hubie Brooks

Some time ago I had mentioned how when I was a young sprout, I was particularly fascinated with Boog Powell because his name was Boog. I guess that one is pretty obvious, but I also remember being obsessed with Hubie Brooks because his name was Hubie. I also remember liking Herbie the Lovebug, so maybe that’s where it came from. In my dusty memories, Hubie was also a much better player than his career stats would indicate. Not that his stats are terrible, just that my memories from being 8 are that he was a superstar.

1985 Topps #3 Dwight Gooden Record Breaker

Speaking of superstars, here’s a pretty awesome Dwight Gooden Record Breaker celebrating his outstanding rookie season. I was pretty psyched to see that Dwights getting inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame along with Darryl Strawberry, Davey Johnson and Frank Cashen. It’s like an ’86 class reunion. I was also pretty psyched to hear that Doc is Senior Vice President of the Newark Bears, which is a local independent minor league team here in New Jersey. I usually try to get to a couple of their games every summer, I hope that Doc is going to be roaming around the stadium.

1982 Topps #143 Mookie Wilson

I think this is my favorite of all the great cards that Mark sent me. Mookie was always one of my favorite players, even during the terrible years, such as 1982. The photograph is just incredible. I’d imagine Mookie just launched a drive down the line into the corner and is already smelling triple. Awesome.

So there you have it. That’s a small sampling of the great cards that Mark (and Parker) sent my way. Thanks again, dudes.

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