A Trade with the Night Owl
November 21st, 2011 by slangon

A few days ago, I showed the 1960 Topps Gil Hodges World Series highlight card that Greg at Night Owl Cards was kind enough to send my way in exchange for a Matt Kemp relic. As is often the case in trading, he also included a handful of other cards that he thought I might be interested in. As is often the case in trading, he was correct. These are some of the other cards that he sent my way.

He sent me my first 2 Mets Ginter cards of the year.

I still find it almost unbelievable that it’s almost December and I still haven’t broken down and bought any Ginter. Although I recently picked up a few of the mini inserts, these are my first real-life exposure to the base cards. I’m not 100% positive, but I think that I like them. I know I at least like that they’re including team logos on the front this year. I also like the Allen & Ginter / Topps logo lock up at the bottom. The only thing I’m slightly unsure about is the gold border. I think I might prefer the olden days of Ginter where there wasn’t really any border and the artwork just sort of faded off to white.

Greg also tossed in some Piazza cards.

I’m always excited to get some Mike Piazza cards. I’m always especially excited to get a super awesome looking retro Mike Piazza card that I had no idea existed before. I always though the ’61 Fleer set was one of the coolest looking designs, but I had not I idea that they made an entire insert set based on it. How could I have overlooked this?

A hearty thanks goes to Greg for the trade and the extra cards.

One Response to “A Trade with the Night Owl”

  1. You’re quite welcome. I had the same reaction when I saw those retro Fleer ’61 cards. But the first card I saw was Raul Mondesi.

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