A few weeks ago Jim (aka Mr. Haverkamp) got in contact with me wanting to trade. Things have been crazy in the last week because of work being slammed with Thanksgiving coming. I managed to pull 49 hours, and I can't wait to see my paycheck in 2 days. I hadn't been able to go through my binders yet, but Jim decided to send me a package anyway, and I got it a few nights ago. Tomorrow I am off and don't really have too much on the boards, so I should have some time to go through a few different team binders for some trades that are in the works, and hopefully to make some customs to send along with them as well.
Here is what I got from Mr. Haverkamp.
I always organize my cards by year when I take pictures of them, so you get to see some of the earlier Rays uniforms. I have always liked the first uniforms they had from 1998 to 2000, but the 2nd set of uniforms they had wasn't bad, as they kept the main logo and everything, just changed the coloring a bit. I got some nice Bowman Heritage/Topps Cracker Jack/Turkey Red cards from Mr. Haverkamp to start with. The 2nd card in the picture is a black box parallel. I love some of the 2006 Bowman Heritage cards. I didn't buy many packs of a number of these retro sets, and when I did, I usually never pulled Rays. The latter is the case for 2006 Bowman Heritage. I probably busted about 5-10 packs of it when it came out, but didn't pull any Rays. I would've loved to pull a Jorge Cantu, as he was one of my favorite Rays back then, and I am still bitter that he never made an All-Star team. The Francisco Leandro card (2nd from right on 2nd row down) would've been a cool card to pull in '06 as well, since I lived in Montgomery, Alabama, and I could've got it signed at a Montgomery Biscuits game that year. I remember his regular Bowman card was in the display case at the LCS we had in Montgomery, but it was like 9 bucks. Finishing the picture out are some Topps '52's, an Allen & Ginter BJ Upton, and some cool Bowman Chrome cards, which feature a few more Biscuits I could've got signed. The names brought back some good memories, and I am glad I finally have some of their cards in my collection now. You might see the Quaker cranberry almond baked flat at the top of the picture. Those things are good. We must've purchased some for my son at one point, and I had a low blood sugar in the middle of the night, and stumbled to the pantry to find something to sustain my sugar after drinking some OJ, and I grabbed one of his breakfast flats and started eating it, and now I eat on just about every morning for breakfast. I think I was about to pack my lunch when I was taking pictures of my cards.
Anyway, a bunch of new additions to some Allen & Ginter sets, and a bunch of minis as well.
Favorite Player Collection. I may have that '52 Zobrist, but no worries, if I do, I can put it in my Rays binder.
Want List tomorrow and should have some cards headed your way by the end of the week.
I am so close to finishing the last 2 checklists for the Topps main sets. Around 2/3 of the 2018 set, and all of 2019. Possibly could get done with 2018 tomorrow. I will keep everyone posted, and definitely let you know when they are done. After that, I will work on the Traded sets (big thanks to Paul B. for helping me with some of the Traded sets already). Expect to see a new Sunset Cards page up soon as well, definitely after I finish the last regular Topps missing player checklist. I need to go through each set to double check who needs a custom and who Topps made cards of, and also need to go through a few years and actually mark them down as sunset cards. It may be a little time consuming, but nothing a month or so shouldn't help to finish. Stay tuned.
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