I want to share the goods I received in a couple trades with two bloggers who have become fairly regular trading partners.
First up was a trade with Chris over at Nachos Grande. Chris was lucky enough, wait let me rephrase that - I was lucky enough that Chris pulled the Giants as his second team in a group break. He was kind enough to send me the goods.
Thanks for another great trade Chris!
Next up is a trade with probably my most frequent trade partner, Greg at Night Owl. In addition to running a great blog, Greg is one of the best traders I have run across. He does a nice job of hitting cards on want lists and I will just randomly get packages out of the blue. I have gotten to the point where I just have a stack of cards on my desk that are headed his way and when it gets big enough or I need my desk clear, I package them off and away they go.
This trade was a huge help to my 2012 Ginter quest. I decided to collect all the regular sized inserts in addition to the base set.
For the longest time I was on the fence about collecting the code/story cards. They aren't numbered and are they truly an insert. One trade package I got used a bunch of them for filler and they all happened to be ones I didn't already had so I decided to make a want list and bam Greg knocked a few off the list right way. My want list is still long so I am not completely sure it was the right call but I will leave it up and hopefully whittle away at it. The Historical Turning Points is one of my favorite insert sets of the year and with these 2 I am down to needing 1 card to complete it. I really enjoy reading about history so these are fun and educational!
Finally what would a trade with Night Owl be if he wasn't ridding himself of cards from my beloved and his most hated team, the Giants. I haven't bought more than a pack or two of Bowman Platinum so adding these Giants is great. The Patterson is a 90s Score card that I need and Greg always seems to track down mini Giants to include, all of which are greatly appreciated.
Thanks for the great trade Greg! I have a small stack of cards getting ready to come back at you.