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Friday, March 30, 2012

Trade Bait Draft Loot from the Daily Dimwit

Sam at The Daily Dimwit held a trade bait draft recently with the help of his local card shop, and I was lucky enough to be one of the participants. Any time you sign up for one of these, there are always two or three cards you are hoping to get, but I got a little worried when the randomizer gave me position 8 out of ten.

Fortunately, there were not any Twins fans picking ahead of me, and I was able to pick up my number one: a Kent Hrbek autographed Lumber Cuts card from 2005 Donruss. There were plenty of Cubs cards up for draft, but this Hrbek takes me back to when I was a kid watching baseball game with my die-hard Twins fan of a dad. We were lucky enough to watch them win the World Series in 1987 and 1991, and Hrbek was a BIG part of those wins.

The great thing about this draft was that the majority of these hits were of REALLY good players, some cards containing multiple pieces. Here's a quick look at what I grabbed. Most of these I'm keeping, but the last two are up for trade.

2009 SPX Ken Griffey Jr./Jim Edmonds Dual Jersey
2002 Upper Deck Diamond Connection Helton/Griffey/Sosa/Rodriguez Quad Bat Relic
2004 Upper Deck Vintage Jim Thome Jersey Relic
2001 Fleer Showcase Jim Thome Bat Relic
2002 Topps Gold Label Bill Buckner Jersey
2005 Donruss Timber & Threads Alfonso Soriano
2002 Fleer Authentic Memorabilia Jeff Bagwell Jersey
2003 Fleer EX Sammy Sosa Die Cut Jersey 62/345

2003 Playoff Piece of the Game J.C. Romero Auto Jersey
2010 Topps Alexei Ramirez Jersey

As a bonus, Sam threw in a large number of inserts from his own collection. I picked up bordered Masterpiece parralels of Roger Maris from 2007 and of Roberto Clemente and Ken Griffey Jr. from 2008. From 2011 Lineage, I was able to get a Cloth Duke Snider, Platinum Jackie Robinson, and Diamond Fergie Jenkins. I also grabbed Topps inserts of Honus Wagner & Cy Young

Lastly, the LCS owner that Sam got the cards from threw in a 9-card set of 2012 Topps Prime 9 for each of the break participants. (Spoiler Alert: Week 9 will be Albert Pujols)

As always, any time I enter a break or a draft at the Dimwit's blog, I absolutely love the cards I receive in return. If you like what you see here, just be sure you don't miss out on the next one.

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