Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Zistle the 14th (Baseball with a splash of hockey)

Zistle trade No. 14 is in the books, and it is my second trade with a Zistle member from north of the border. This time it was member jaysfan46.  As a result, seven new Mets cards have made their way into my burgeoning collection of Amazins cardboard.

Two of the cards feature Mets ace Jacob deGrom, including the header card from 2015 Panini Elite.  Lack of MLB licensing aside, I really dig how Panini continues to resurrect these old brands such as Elite and Pinnacle. One thing sure hasn't changed: these dang things don't scan well at all!

Another brand brought back from the abyss by Panini is Diamond Kings.  Naturally, this is a mini, and it's my first such Panini mini.  Pretty well done, if you ask me.

More from 2015 Diamond Kings.  I really like the look and feel of these.  Even if you're someone who refuses to acknowledge the non-Topps cards because they are without logos, team names and true team colors you have to admit this is a sharp-looking presentation.

More Dilson.  This one from 2015 Panini Prizm.  Again, this is a nice product if you are without bias. The way I see if, if I can lovingly welcome a card 1990 Post card (or any oddball or food issue from that era) with completely airbrushed logos, why should I discriminate against these Panini cards?

I can't and I don't.

Mike Baxter's brief Mets career will forever be linked to the amazing against-the-wall catch he made during Johan Santana's eventual no-hitter in 2012.  Still the lone no-no in Mets history.

Damn you foil!  This is Tim Redding.  The 2009 season was Redding's only as a Met.  It was also his last big league season.  He went 3-6 with a 5.10 ERA in 30 games (17 starts) for New York

Because I traded with a Canadian, I figured why not get a card of Jason Bay's that I was missing?

And, because I traded with a Canadian, I figured why not grab a hockey card?  At some point, I'd like to seriously start building up my New York Rangers collection, but that's not even on the back burner right now.  More like: still in the cupboard.

Nice, solid trade all around!



  1. Good point about the unlicensed cards. I love oddball cards, so the Panini cards don't bother me at all.

  2. Awesome cards, especially that Shanahan!