Digging Out From the Trade Backlog (Trade with Nolan’s Dugout) – Part 5 of 5

If you missed part one of the loot I received from Kyle at Nolan’s Dugout, then click on this link.  If you missed part two…here.  And three. And four.

As a quick recap, I sent him some Topps online exclusive code giveaway die cuts, and he sent me stuff I could actually use. A lot of stuff.  So much stuff that it took five posts to get through it all.  And, I have completed another trade, as I mentioned before, so that won’t be the last we hear from him either!  There may be another trade beyond that, too! I just need to get off my butt and see what the National gets me first.

We’re going to finish things out with more Kerry Wood cards and we’re extending a little past my new normal of 9 cards or less to squeeze things in.

Weird digital outline. Not so hot

I’ve only ever received other people’s Hot Prospects scraps.  Was this meant to be a Bowman competitor with a bunch of minor leaguers?

Can’t even paint a smile

Another question for the group. Are there variations on these?  I have two different Maddux cards and they have different paint stroke patterns on the same image. Nothing else is different aside from the raised texture.

The only one I needed

I’m not familiar with this year of SPx.  There are a lot of competing hash lines and vector spots in there.

Need the refractors

This would be an interesting product to see resurrected. Unnecessary. But interesting.

I don’t know why that mascot never took off

I will NOT scratch off.  You scratch off.  I might scratch off if I ever come across another one.

Card does not stand on its own

Here’s another set that’s done (for Kerry, at least).  I like these simple ones that only have a card or two.

Game cards without the game

Victory is not one of those sets.  I still need the Orange, Blue and Purple versions of this and they are increasingly rare. I opened a box of this back in the day and that gave me 5 orange parallels and 1 blue #/650 and none of the purples #/50.

I don’t think he has an auto in this set

As is the case with a lot of the Fleer sets from the 2000s, I barely recognize the set and I need a few numbered cards to finish it off.

He does have 3 autographs in this one

I remember as a kid I would dream of pulling an Autographics card from a pack.  Of any player.  Now autographs are so prevalent that people only get excited if it’s someone they can collect or flip for a lot of money.

I’ve never liked this photo effect.

Not exactly the same quality as the Playoff Portrait cards.  I don’t know what’s going on in the background either.  Pretty poor choices made all around, really.

But does the gray line go downtown or the black?

If I were to block out the upper right corner, how many of you could tell me what year of Elite this was from?  Worse than Bowman in that regard.  The only way I can tell Elite years apart is through inserts.  Speaking of, I still need 21 total more from Kerry for 2005.

That’s a lot of brown plants

This card helps me to understand why some high end sets are abandoning the base card.  It’s weird having a “Prime Patches” card with no embedded cloth. Stick with the meat and ditch the veggies sometimes.

No real autographs here either

With all of these crazy, specialized sets from back in the day, I couldn’t imagine trying to collect in the mid-2000s. It seems like it was the wild west full of a bunch of throwaways.

Hot and cold zones

And we end everything off with another potential Bowman competitor (?). The fact that I don’t know means that we know who won that battle.

I’m biased, but I think I won this trade, too.  A huge thanks to Kyle for all the great cards, past, present and future.  We’ll be seeing your name show up on the blog again soon.

1 comment to Digging Out From the Trade Backlog (Trade with Nolan’s Dugout) – Part 5 of 5

  • It’s a beautiful thing Jon. Thanks for the 5 posts. That is a record for me by far. We both gain in finding cards that meet each other’s wants so you can’t go wrong with a win-win all around. And I’m sure the next trade will be just as fun for both of us. I hope you scored some great stuff at the National.

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