March has been a record setting month for me as I recently wrapped up my 5th cardboard transaction with a fellow blogger. This time I was contacted by Dion over at Dion's IP Autos Only.
If you're a fan of autographs, then Dion is your man. He sent me a trade list with over 1,000 autographs... most of which, he acquired in person.
I ended up sending him autographed cards of Kelly Johnson, Carlos Zambrano, and Thaddeus Young for the following...
I'm a huge fan of 1986 Topps baseball cards signed in black Sharpie. I ended up choosing these four from his list, because I remembered watching them shine during my childhood. The Baltimore Orioles starting rotation was awesome when I was a kid and two of the reasons are shown above. Flanagan was the 1979 AL Cy Young Award Winner, while McGregor had eleven or more wins from 1978 to 1986.
Hargrove was the 1974 AL Rookie of the Year and hit .285 or higher in nine of his twelve seasons in the MLB. And finally there was Mr. Johnstone, who also had a few solid years at the plate. However, I tend to remember him more for the pranks he played on fellow ballplayers.
Cross was a Pro Bowl offensive lineman for those San Francisco 49ers teams that won a bunch of Super Bowls in the 80's. I'm not a 49ers fan, but most of my friends are. I'm sure one of them will give Cross a nice home.
In addition to the autographs, Dion also helped me finish off three sets I had been working on:
1983 Donruss Action All-Stars
1984 Donruss Action All-Stars
1985 Topps Baseball