Monday, March 24, 2014

Yazter...Yaster...Yastrzemski!!! Bless You!!!

I have made mention many times on this humble, little blog, that I have tons of cards that I have on boxes that I would be more than happy to trade or sell, with the hope of whittling down my want list. Charlie Mowry, the man who runs the Lifetime Topps project blog, sent an email offering a 2010 Topps Blue Back Ty Cobb card if I could help with his want lists. Last week I mailed out a decent package of cards, a number of 2014 inserts, the last card he needed for his 2013 Topps Update Series set, a few 2013 inserts that I could find immediately. On Friday, I received an email saying that the Cobb card he had was the wrong number (the one I didn't need), but he would send something better as a thank you for the package.

This is what he sent:

2011 Topps #25B Carl Yastrzemski SP

Jim Murray, a sports writer for the Los Angeles Times, said of Red Sox Hall of Famer, "You don't pronounce the name Yastrzemski, you sneeze it." And for a generation of Boston Red Sox fans, left field will always be Yaz' spot.

I have made no secret that I've been actively searching for the retired SP cards variation from 2009 through 2012 Topps. While I have all of the SP cards from 2009 cards and the five legend variations from 2012, I'm still on the hunt for 2010 and 2011 cards.

Ebay has been a great place to bring the number of cards I need from these sets down, but after going after (and succeeding in purchasing) whatever cards I needed that were under $10.00, I find that the supply has dried up, and now the lowest any of these cards I need start at $12.99.

I still have Mr. Mowry's want lists, and if and when I can get to the boxes, I will try and find more cards to send over to help him. If you want to send me your want lists, drop me a line at and I will see what I can find in my boxes of cards and send them your way.

Thanks Charlie for Yaz.

Now if I could get my hands on the Carl Crawford Red Sox variation...


JayBee Anama

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Glad I was able to find one on needed on your list! I knew I had an extra Cobb - and didn't realize he had two in the same set. Anyways - thanks for the trade - definitely a bunch of cards I needed!