Saturday, September 15, 2012

What to do? What to do?

I was reading the Sports Card Blogroll last night. I happened to read foul bunt's post about being on the far better end (in my opinion and his) of a trade on the Topps Golden site. Read the post if you like, but I'll give you the quick summary: Will got a successful trade, giving up a die cut David Ortiz and getting a die cut Brooks Robinson in return. Oh yeah - he is the Showcase Showdown winner in that deal.

So that got me thinking about my Topps Golden redemptions. Yeah, I mostly have coins, but I have received 3 cards. I flipped a Steve Carlton into a Duke Snider. I am just not a Carlton fan. And I am not a fan of Yount either, so I flipped that into a Carlton Fisk. I guess I am a Carlton fan after all. When I redeemed a code and got this last card, I knew it would be nothing but offer after offer. The site has not disappointed me in this prediction. See - I pulled a die cut of the Say Hey kid himself. See?

Whatcha say heying about, Willis?

The offers are just piling in, and I usually ignore them. About once a week I'll log in just to run through them and laugh at some of the requests.

And I'll throw in a Yoko Ono Greatest Hits album.

So I ask you, the reader: what WOULD be a good trade for the Mays? Sure, It's Willie. But maybe there is something better. I currently have 85 trade requests for Willie:

Adam Jones (Orioles) 1 request
Buster Posey (Giants) 1 requests
Chase Utley (Phils) 1 request
Jackie Robinson (Dodgers) 1 request
Tony Gwynn (Padres) 1 request
Ryan Howard (Phils) 4 requests
Rickey Henderson (A's) 2 requests
Josh Johnson (Marlins) 1 request
Clayton Kershaw (Dodgers) 1 request
Ryne Sandberg (Cubs) 4 requests
Jason Heyward (Braves) 1 request
Stan Musial (Cards) 9 requests
Joey Votto (Reds) 3 requests
Yogi Berra (Yankees) 3 requests
Ozzie Smith (Cards) 2 requests
Starlin Castro (Cubs) 1 request
Mark Teixeira (Yankees) 2 requests
Bob Gibson (Cards) 1 request
Mario Rivera (Yankees) 2 requests
Johnny Bench (Reds) 2 requests
Ichiro Suzuki (Mariners) 5 requests
Eddie Murray (Orioles) 1 request
Harmon Killebrew (Twins) 3 requests
Ryan Braun (Brewers) 4 requests
Joe Mauer (Twins) 1 request
Alex Rodriguez (Yankees) 6 requests
Robinson Cano (Yankees) 2 request
Josh Hamilton (Rangers) 1 request
Rod Carew (Angels) 1 request
Ty Cobb (Tigers) 2 requests
Warren Spahn (Braves) 1 request
Don Mattingly (Yankees) 2 requests
Eric Hosmer (Royals) 1 request
Justin Verlander (Tigers) 1 request
Willie McCovey (Giants) 1 request
Ken Griffey Jr (Mariners) 1 request

And I also have a 2 card request for Willie. Accepting would give me an Expos Vlad Guerrero and a David Price from the Rays (and I think a 8 CD box set of Debby Boone).

What would you do?


  1. In my biased opinion, any Dodger diecut is a worthy trade for Mays. I'd do that in a second.

    But if you don't like the Dodgers and don't think the Giants are garbage, then I'd say any '60s-or-earlier Hall of Famer in the set would be a worthy swap.

  2. I would keep it, have it sent to you and trade it to me for something very nice.