Sunday, September 7, 2014

2014 trade package #26: Baseball Card Breakin' it down Gibby-style

A couple weeks ago I received my first trade package from Gavin at Baseball Card Breakdown.  It was a total surprise and featured an Earl Weaver autograph I expressed interest in during one of his contests.  After he so generously sent that my way I inquired about another card he had from the same set, sent him a vintage Clemente from COMC and some other stuff, and the next thing I knew that very card was in my mailbox.  Here's what he sent:
Jack Morris and Kirk Gibson 2004 Topps Retired Signature
First up is a pair of base cards from the 2004 Retired Signature set which, as I've noted, looks great in its combination of the 2004 flagship design and some cool vintage photos.  Take a good look at the Morris because it might just be the only time you ever see him smile!

I'm even more excited about the Gibson because that'll find a home in his PC, which I'm still working on scanning.  And speaking of Gibby, here's the card I mentioned I really wanted:
Kirk Gibson 2004 Topps Retired Signature auto
From the same gorgeous set as the Weaver from last time it's a stunning auto of the 1984 and '88 World Champion.  I hadn't seen many of these available on the internets at all, so landing my third Gibson auto in a trade like this was a major win for me; also, I'm pretty sure Gavin was happy with his end, which is the way trades are supposed to work, so we've got that goin' for us.  Anyway, I'm pretty sure I like just about everything this card has to offer:  purdy black border, sharp signature in blue ink, uncirculated-ness...oh yeah, and the awesome photo from earlier.

This card now has a happy home in my collection of Gibson stuff and Tigers, and I can't thank Gavin enough for a great second trade package!  Readers, please head over to Baseball Card Breakdown for some great blogging, especially when it comes to Refraction Action!


  1. Aw, thanks.. glad you like the cards!

    1. Yes sir, totally cool to get a card I've wanted for a while (plus I love looking at your crazy collection of Topps Retired), thanks again!

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    1. Definitely a very cool product that turned out some slick cards, lots more of which I hope to own someday.

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    1. Thanks, although of course all the credit goes to Gavin for a great trade package.