Time to showcase another 2 awesome trades with fellow bloggers that helped build my Giants collection. While my roots in card collecting come from set building, I find myself getting more and more joy out of filling in gaps in my Giants collection to the point where the two are close to equal.
The first trade was with the Tim over at Home of the Toddfather. Tim just did his first group break recently and it was a lot of fun and I scored a nice minor league auto from Topps Pro Debut. In this trade I got a variety of Giants and I will show some of my favorites:
Also scored some inserts. Yes I am idiotically going after the Bonds Home Run History cards - actually just the ones for his days with the Giants that start at HR number 177. The 194 is my 3rd earlier one and both are welcome additions, 133 down, 454 to go! I really like the Ultra inserts and this Hitting Machine Bonds does not disappoint. I have been giving some thought to 2013 collecting goals already and Ultra cards may be a part of my collecting focus.
Thanks Tim for the great trade, I really appreciate the new Giants!
The other trade I want to highlight today is one with Ryan from "O" No!!! Another Orioles Blog. Ryan has also started doing group breaks. His breaks have been filling up fast with some cool products so I haven't been able to get into one yet but I am hoping I can in the future.
You can see from this card back that Bonds won the Gold Glove 8 out of 9 years and according to the Topps author compares favorably to Willie Mays with regards to his defense. I wouldn't go that far but do believe Bonds was one of the better fielding outfielders of his era.
Thanks Ryan for the great Giants cards!