First up is a trade with Ryan over at "O" No!!! Another Orioles Blog. The trade started with Ryan posted 3 Willie Mays cards he received in a Gypsy Queen break. I reached out to him and, as trades often do, it became much bigger that I ever thought it might. I sent Ryan a bunch of Orioles from as far back as the 1980s and a couple HOFer GUs from their days with the Orioles and received back a bunch of Giants goodies and a few set needs. Here are some of my favorites.
First off, we can check out the 3 Mays cards that started it all. I love the Glove Stories photo of the catch. I have the mini version that zooms in a lot closer but love this zoomed out picture that shows the beauty of one of the most famous catches in World Series history. I also received the retail Cepeda Framed parallel and a Marichal mini.
Ryan - thank you for the great trade!!!
The second trade I will highlight was with Adam over at My Cardboard Mistress. The trade started when I saw a red bordered Brandon Belt parallel up for trade on his blog. Again, I reached out, has some of his set needs and deal was struck. Here are some of my favorite cards I got in return.
Great cards of All-Star pitchers with the Giants. Marichal had a great career and this card shows a beautiful picture of him getting ready to sling a pitch towards an overpowered batter. The Schmidt and Cain are parallels that fit nicely into my collection. The Big Unit and Barry Zito weren't All-Stars during their time with the Giants but both have special places in the history of the Giants. Randy Johnson won his 300th game as a Giant and Zito signed one of the worst contracts in team history.
Adam - thanks for the trade, I really appreciate it!