Monday, March 17, 2014

2014 trade package #9: O'Nomo's Sushi Platter sends a lucky package

I'm back for a St. Patrick's Day trade post!  You know, for a guy whose middle name is Patrick, I sure do have an aversion to the color green.  Now the blue in the above banner, on the other hand....

Anyway, today's package comes all the way from the left coast courtesy of Spiegel, author of Nomo's Sushi Platter.  The Nomo (and more!) collector took me up on my buy-on-COMC-trade-to-you offer and I sent him, among other things, a nice Nomo insert (surprise!).  I don't recall Spiegel promising anything specific, which ended up making this deal even more fun.  Here's what he sent my way:
Nice!  A trio of Cabreras followed by a triplet of former rookie sensation Matt Nokes, whose magical '87 season was overshadowed by McGwire.  Lastly, former prominent Tigers Jack Morris and Magglio Ordonez, plus current cheek-puffer Anibal Sanchez round out the group.
A pair of Trammells and a Whitaker make this a classy trade package indeed--I especially like the Leaf duo of the double-play combo.  How great is the shot of Tram turning two with Kirby sliding right at him?  Bookending some former Tigers (sadly including Tui) is a trio of multiplayer prospect cards that document how poorly the team drafted in the late 90s/early 2000s (aside from Kapler, who was ok...for OTHER teams).
Spiegel also made sure to hit a few of my favorite non-Tigers, including Griffey,
Cal, with an outstanding fielding shot and another matchup with Jeter, though there's worse players with whom to be associated, no?

Finally, he included four cards for my Michigan Baseball PCs:
Jim Abbott 1994 Leaf
Jim Abbott 1995 Topps Cyberstats
Drew Henson 2002 Fleer Authentix
Barry Larkin 1994 Triple Play
The two Abbotts bump his total up to 66, Henson jumps to 23, and Larkin sits pretty at 207.  I love getting these guys in trade, even in simple base or insert form, so please take a page out of Spiegel's book and send me some more!

Thanks again for the great deal, Mr. S.  Rest assured I'll keep my eye out for some new Nomos and the like so we can trade again before long.  Everyone else should get to following a fantastic blog (if they aren't) in the form of Nomo's Sushi Platter!


  1. I was always a fan of those old Studio cards. They scream 90's.

    1. The 90s were responsible for some great cards!