I like to trade vintage for vintage, but I don't think Simon considers 1998 Rays cards to be vintage. So he said he prefers Brooklyn Dodgers in the vintage world. I could work with that. I was able to come across a few 1953 Topps Brooklyn Dodgers for him. Here are the sweet Yanks I got in return:
This is my second vintage Rizzuto. I also have the 1955 Topps. I scanned the back as well because Bowman's write-up was funny. This was Phil's first "really bad season." Somehow I don't think something like that would get written nowadays. I'm seriously contemplating starting a Rizzuto PC, so this card is a great addition.
The Woodling is just awesome. It's my second 1952 Topps I think. I definitely have the Charlie Silvera because I have it signed. I don't think I have any others. I've seen the Woodling on eBay many times, just never grabbed it. Love having it now!
Simon also had two cool Andy Pettittes. I evened out the trade with a 2009 Evan Longoria Topps Sterling #'d to 50 that I
This relic is sort of weird. It's from 2009. Pettitte had been back on the Yanks for like four years, but it's called a "Flashback Fabric." I thought the relic next to his Yankees picture would be a Yankee swatch, but both appear to be Astros jerseys. I'm guessing Upper Deck had a bunch of out-of-date jerseys they needed to cut up so they created a set to do so. Any other ideas?
This final card is just shiny and awesome. I think I could power a small village's electricity with it.
Simon, you're quickly becoming one of my favorite trading partners. Thanks again for this amazing Rizzuto, and I hope you like the Dodgers/Longoria.