Earlier this Summer, Bo of Baseball Cards Come to Life! sent me a buttload of basketball cards, with the bulk intended for COMC as I deemed fit and then a few for my PC. It went so well that we did it again, and I'd say the results were just as awesome! A few PC grabs, a lot of stuff sent off to be sold on COMC, and then a third pile of stuff I don't really collect but which is cool enough to stick around my collection anyways. Quite a nice little deal if you ask me!
Bo started with a trio of 2007 Topps needs for my PC:
The other true PC need Bo sent was a Bowman Chrome Priest Holmes:
Speaking of Chrome, to start non-PC stuff I kept several giant piles of Finest cards that have that Chrome sheen to them. They may be basketball and hockey (Bo added some hockey, football, golf, and non-sport to this lot) for the most part, but dang do they look nice. Of the lot of 9 cards below, I'd say I kept like 30 cards each from 5 of the top 6 cards (the Tony Gonzalez was one of two Chrome Black football cards):
Here's another 9, all really cool looking or ridiculous looking basketball cards:
Personal faves in the "wtf?" department include the Michael Bradley card that lists his hometown as "Warcester, MA" (he was a local legend in WORCESTER when I was growing up), the Gary Payton with a crazy hat "chillin" card, and the Toni Kukoc card with weird Skybox poetry talking about how awesome he is.
I also snagged a few players I could someday PC again (likely not, but you never know) in Mitch Richmond and Dino Radja:
Bo said he'd throw in some Browns and Bengals too. The Bengals all went straight into the trade box, but a few Brownies (and a Patriot) got pulled:
The NBA cards here are a super shiny Shawn Bradley (I believe this one is a Row 0), a neat Kyle Lowry RC, and then a fancy schmancy Tony Battie RC.
Getting close to the end, here's a few more cards that caught my eye:
And it wouldn't be a post with basketball cards from Bo if I didn't close it with some metal:
Thanks again Bo, and I hope you enjoy the stuff headed back your way!