I recently completed a trade with Marck, the prolific poster and eponymous writer of The Collective Troll (rookie blog of the year, it was). It centered around this piece, a 1980 Topps Mike Schmidt. Since I am in the business of collecting all Mike Schmidts, and I was able to offer something he desired. Terms were soon met and cards were sent hurtling through the mailosphere.
He also sent some modern Phillies cards, which will all make fine additions to my ever-growing and never-finishing Phillies Project. He also sent some cards to help me on the way to completing yet another set that will not go to rest, 2009 Topps A&G.
2009 Topps Heritage Then and Now Bobby Richardson/Cole Hamels, highlighting the World Series MVPs of 1960 and 2008, respectively. Did you know Bobby Richardson is the only player to win MVP of the World Series in a losing cause? He also set the record for most hits in one World Series.
A brownish parallel of 2008 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes #d to 149, essentially highlighting the homegrown backbone of the Phillies squad.
This was one of those retail exclusive inserts inserted in blaster boxes depicting Ryan Howard.
Some 2009 Topps Heritage Phillies: JC Romero, a waiver wire pickup in 2007, who became the lead lefty of the bullpen for 2008....then was suspended for the first 50 games of 2009. Also, game recaps from the 2008 World Series.
Lastly, a 2009 Topps U&H All Star Gold Parallel (#d to 2009) of Chase Utley.
There were other cards, but they have been mixed in with my general collection.
Thanks for the trade Marck! Let's do it again sometime.