A Truly Condition: Poor Trade with Project 62
June 8th, 2010 by slangon

A while back, I had posted about a TTM success that I recently got back from former Red Sox pitcher and current wack-o Bill “The Spaceman” Lee. Chris from Project ’62 had contacted me about getting a copy of the Bill Lee card for his Bill Lee player collection that he started last year. Now, I had traded with Chris before and I threw in some Cubbies from the same set that the Bill Lee card came from, so I offered to send him the Bill Lee and whatever other cards from that set that I hadn’t already sent him. In return, he offered to send me “some sweet vintage”.

I was not at all prepared for how sweet it would be.

Actually, the cards he sent were so awesome I was really kind of conflicted as whether to make one trade post to show them off, or should I do a series of Card of the Moment posts so that I could expound more on each individual card. That’s how good they were. In the end, I’m sort of deciding to do both. I will give a glimpse of the goodness here and over the course of the future, I will talk about most, if not all of these cards in more depth.

I really get the impression that Chris must actually read my blog because he’s included a bunch of cards that fit into a lot of the weird little categories that I like. There’s some Mets cards, a team card, a 1960 card, A Colt .45’s card, multi-player cards, cards with awesome logo’s, cards from teams that don’t exist any more and some nerd cards. Those are pretty awesome, right? Oh wait, there’s 2 more cards that I forgot to scan. Let me go do that now…

Okay. Here they are.

How freaking awesome is that? A ’58 Larry Doby and an autographed Tom Seaver. You know what’s extra cool about that Larry Doby, aside from him being the guy who broke the color barrier in the American League and aside from him being a Hall of Famer? Take a look at the back.

He’s a Jersey guy. Awesome. As a matter of fact, he’s one of 5 Hall of Famers that grew up in New Jersey. He also played for the Newark Eagles of the National Negro League before getting the call from the Indians.

Well, there you go. Quite honestly one of the most generous trades I’ve ever had the pleasure of taking part in. And stay tuned for some Cards of the Moment, coming soon to a blog near you.

3 Responses to “A Truly Condition: Poor Trade with Project 62”

  1. Wow, that is a really awesome trade. The booklet looks especially interesting, and I can’t wait to see you post about some of these in depth!

  2. Don’t worry! I’m more than happy with the trade. I was going to do a post on yours but I wasn’t sure if the copyright lawyers would see it and throw a fit. BTW I just picked up another nice assortment of vintage goodness including a slightly creased 1971 Topps Nolan Ryan. I already have one and need to find a new home for it. Let me know.

  3. Nice cards man. Just one thing about Doby.. he’s my great uncle haha. I’m from Jersey too lol. Never met him, wish I had though..

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