So, here's to The Collective Troll, who had this idea in order to track down his top seven cards that he needs for his collection and has been searching for over a long period of time. I helped The Troll with two of his Top 7 cards, so I figured that there are others out there willing to help me. Everyone who helps will receive some cards from the team of their choice or a few cards that they may need. We can work something out, I'm sure.
1. 2008 Topps Stars #TS1 Alex Rodriguez
Not that I like A-Rod, but I need this to finish the 2008 set, aside from the short prints. And the 50th Anniversary All-Stars. And the Year in Review cards. Oh, yeah, and the Historical Campaign Matchups and First Couples. Oh, what the heck, I need most of the inserts, so throw them in the package too!
2. 2007 SP Authentic #80 Alex Rodriguez
Not that I like. . . shoot. Another A-Rod I need. I hate saying that. But some people out there (you know who you are, I'm looking at YOU!) are hoarding the A-Rod cards, hiding them until he is exonerated and his card values go back up.
3. 2009 Topps Turkey Red #TR53 Francisco Rodriguez
Holy Shitake Mushrooms! What is it with guys named Rodriguez? They are avoiding me like the plague!
4. 2009 Topps Heritage #270 Chien-Ming Wang
Finally. A Guy Not Named Rodriguez. Just a simple card to finish the non-short-print set.
5. 2008 Topps Heritage Dick Perez #HDP7 Mickey Mantle
OK. This one will be tough, as it is The Mick, and draws good interest on eBay. But someone out there must have a double of it, and will be richly rewarded in their next life for such generous acts of kindness. C'mon, we all need some good karma!
6. 1987 Donruss #36 Greg Maddux RC and #361 Barry Bonds RC
OK, so I'm being a bit greedy. You can't blame a guy for trying. But, Hey, these cards were drastically overproduced and should be easy to finish. So why am I having so much trouble? Probably the same guys hoarding the A-Rods are the ones hoarding the Bonds. And Maddux? Well, I can't figure that one out. I'll get back to you on that.
7. 2000 Bowman Draft Grady Sizemore Rookie Autograph.
Yeah, I know, I'm dreaming, but if anyone has the non-auto version that they are dying to get rid of, I would be willing to trade something very nice for this.