Time to showcase another couple trades that I have made recently. I am back to the point where most of my scanning is done and all my trade packages have been sent so I am feeling pretty good. I am going to try and celebrate all the trades I have made over the next week so prepare for some Giants and Set Building awesomeness.
First up is actually two separate trades with Tom from Waiting 'Til Next Year. I am pretty embarrassed that Tom posted our first trade 3 weeks ago and I am just getting to it. Tom, it has nothing to do with a lack of appreciation for the trade, I love the help with my sets and the extra Giants.
I also got some help of the Archive variety. this time I got help in 3 different insert sets. Archives is a lot further away from completion but I am enjoying putting this set together. It is one of my favorites in 2012. It always seems odd seeing Maris in his Cardinals uni, I know he played there for a while but to me he is a Yankee. The Palmer reprint was an odd addition since Topps has a retail only insert set of the same design but I remember pulling that card as a kid and was happy to add it.
Finally I got a Big Head and a mini. This Big Head has a suction cup on the back and I put the mini next to it for a size comparison. Pretty cool oddball.
Our second trade mirror our first as it included some set needs and some extra Giants.
Tom, sorry for the delay in the post but thank you so much for the trade. Hoping we can work out another in the near future.
Another trade I want to share is from Brad at the aptly named Brad's Blog. Again we got some set building help and some Giants cards as well - sense a theme? These are my favorite kinds of trades that hit on my two current biggest card passions.
I also picked up cards from 2 other insert sets. I am a big history buff so I enjoy the Historical Turning Points cards. Anyone else think Ryan Braun will be punished by the MVP voters for his alleged PED use last year? I hope it nets Buster Posey a well deserved MVP.
Thanks Brad for the great trade. I appreciate the help on the Ginter set and love the Giant Chrome parallels. Seeking the Chrome refractors out is one of my favorite sets to go for each year.