A couple weeks back I was able to strike a deal with Community Gum to acquire some 2012 Topps Series 2 cards I needed for my 2012 Giants collection and my insert set. I am getting close to finishing off both so I thought I would showcase my new cards and also take a shot at promoting my want list to finish these off.
First, let's take a look at the Giants:
Here is my want list for Series 2 Giants minus the Target/Wal Mart/Toys R Us parallels and some hits:
2012 Topps #379 Sergio Romo
2012 Topps Career Day #CD15 Willie Mays
2012 Topps Gold Rush Wrapper Redemption #96 Willie Mays
2012 Topps Historical Stitches #JM Juan Marichal S2
2012 Topps Team Rings #WM Willie Mays
I also mentioned I picked up some needs for my insert sets. For the last several years, I have collected all the inserts from the Topps sets in addition to the base. I got tons of help in this deal.
I cheated a little last year and picked up full inserts sets of everything minus the 1987 Minis and the Gold Standard cards. I had some extra cash and felt it was going to be challenging to trade this year. Most of my trades for inserts were on SCF over the past few years and I have been fairly inactive there since starting the blog.
Check out the player selection on these Gold Standard cards. Most celebrate pretty big milestones with a couple celebrating a season or streak. I always enjoy cards celebrating retired players and HOFer and was glad to pick up 14 of these cards in this deal. I also got 5 of the minis towards my set, 2 retired greats and 3 of today's all stars.
Here is my current want list of the 2012 Series 2 inserts:
2012 Topps 1987 Topps Minis #TM71 Carlos Santana
2012 Topps 1987 Topps Minis #TM72 Hunter Pence
2012 Topps Gold Standard #GS31 Hank Aaron
2012 Topps Gold Standard #GS41 Mike Schmidt
2012 Topps Gold Standard #GS45 Derek Jeter
With only 5 left, I should be able to finish this one off before the Update set comes out which is always the goal.
Thanks to the guys over at Community Gum for the help on completing these two.