I have done a really nice job in scanning cards in preparation of putting together some blog posts. As a matter of fact I have over 150 images in my Blog Stuff folder. It used to be that getting stuff scanned was my challenge, now it seems to be the writing and posting that is slowing me down. One day I will have a nice balance.
When I was trying to decide to put a trade post together I figured showcasing some recent cards from trades with Sam over at The Daily Dimwit would be a good place to start. Yes that is plural trades and not plural meaning 2 trades, more like 3 trades. In my defense it has been 3 trades in less than a month but still that is not an impressive backlog.
So let's go in order starting with the first one, this one involved knocking off a chunk of my 2012 Allen & Ginter want list. First up are some of the base cards:
Finally what would be a card trade with Arpsmith (like how I went all 3rd person on you?) without some Giants? Scored a regular and mini Panda, the greatest player in baseball history and Angel Pagan who is doing fairly well since the Melky suspension leading off for the 1st place Giants. Pretty nice 1st trade.
Next up, lets dive into trade #2. This one was of the "hit" variety with an exchange of some Giants for Astros. I am quite happy with my end of this deal.
This Pablo Sandoval is the final Gypsy Queen relic I needed from this year's release. I was able to pick up both the full sized versions and mini versions - a total of 7 relic cards. I know some weren't excited about this year's design but it has grown on me and I am happy to have all the relics. Something tells me I won't be able to complete the Auto set of 2 - I have the Brandon Belt but haven't scored the Willie Mays (like that is going to happen).
Trade #3 was a quick and easy one. Right after we finished our trade, I noticed Sam's want list for 2012 Chrome. I dropped him a note with a list off his want list and shipped them to him in return for this beauty!
Thanks for the great trades Sam!