For the third day in a row, I will highlight a couple of trades from TCDB members. This has been a good way for me to stay close to current on my recaps. If only it was as easy to file the cards away. I hope to have some spare time this weekend to work on my card stacks as I must have 200+ cards that need to be put away. On to the recap.
First up is a 3 pack from member 49ants.
These 1996 Bowman Foil cards did not scan the greatest. I have been slowly adding the Bowman parallels from the 1990s sets to my wantlist. I like the hometown/international parallels a little more than the foil ones, but any are welcome additions.
The second trade was also 3 cards. This one was from member alanskontra.
This is my first 1980 Topps Superstar Photo. These are huge, measuring almost 5"x7". There are two different variations to track down, one with a gray back and one with a white back. This is a gray back. Hernandez was elected into the Cardinals Hall of Fame yesterday. It is easy to forget he played 10 years in St. Louis. I always remember him as a Met first, but he was a very good player as a Cardinal. He won 6 gold gloves, made 2 All Star teams, shared the 1979 MVP award with Willie Stargel, and won a World Series in 1982.
The Templeton is a gray back version just like the Hernandez. The Ozzie is an oversized 1987 Donruss All Star. At the time of the trade in February 1982, Ozzie wanted a new contract from the Padres while Templeton had worn out his welcome in St. Louis by flipping off fans 3 times during a game in 1981. I am pretty sure most fans see the trade as a landslide win for the Cardinals.