Friday, November 16, 2012

Trade Post - 2 by 3 Heroes

After posting a box break of 2012 Topps Update and whining about the lack of a Giants All-Star Stitches hit, I got a very exciting email from Jeff over at 2 by 3 Heroes letting me know he had pulled a Pablo Sandoval relic and wanting to work out a trade.  I quickly sent him over a list of White Sox relics I had for trade and we struck up a one for one trade.  Before either of us could package up and send out the cards, Jeff picked up some more Update cards and pulled a Matt Cain relic as well!  Well the trade ended up expanding and I couldn't have been happier.  Here are the two relics in all their glory:

 I am half way to the team set just needing the Buster Posey and Melky (cheater) Cabrera to finish it off.  How cool is it to knock off two new relics like this in one set!

As these trades often do, some extras got tossed in. First up, here are some minis:

A couple nice black border Ginters and a gold retail Ginter.  The Bumgarner is a Gypsy Queen back and all 4 fill some nice gaps in my 2012 pages.
I also scored some other cool 2012 Giants.  The Posey blue border leaves me a Sergio Romo short of the Series 2 team set.  The Hensley is my second Update Walmart parallel.  I also scored a nice Bumgarner insert and a Vogey in my favorite Chrome parallel color.
Some other random Giants.  The Schmidt Authentix is the only Giants base card in the set so it is an automatic team set!  I only had 1 of the Team Heroes cards prior to this trade. The Bonds is now my 6th of the 73 different card #365.  I am not necessarily seeking all of them out but similar to the Home Run Heroes Bonds cards, I will happily add more and more cards to the set.

Jeff, thanks for the great trade.  Keep me in mind if you keep pulling those Giants inserts!

1 comment:

  1. Now you need the mad skills to start pulling Sox for me. :)

    I had no idea that was the only Giant in the entire Authentix. I have maybe 4 cards of that set, and nothing that I would keep, so glad I completed a set for you in an instant.

    Thanks for the great trade!