Sunday, September 11, 2016

Trade Post - Ain't Nobody Got Time For Cardboard

I am so far behind in trade posts that I fear I will never catch up. I decided to post today on one of my most recent trades, I hope some of my more distant trade partners don't feel offended.

A little while back I posted some pack breaks of 2016 Topps Chrome and expressed my desire to work on the Perspectives insert set.  I had pulled quite a few and then some bloggers, including this trade partner helped me out in my quest.  I appreciate Andy from Ain't Nobody Got Time For Cardboard helping me out.  He shot me these 5 cards towards the 20 card insert set:

These are great looking inserts and the Chrome touch enhances them even more.  I think every one of these cards is a masterpiece but of these 5 the two on top, Sano and Buxton, are the most attractive to me.  After completing some trades I filled in the gaps on Sportlots and as timing would have it, these were the last ones I needed to finish the set.  Nice to have this set complete!

As many trades seem to go, Andy tossed in some extra Giants and he hit some some needs in my collection.

He included this graded version of former Giants closer and famed beard master Brian Wilson.  If you look closely you can see the tiny beginnings of the Beard under his bottom lip.  Prior to taking the all in plunge on collecting all Giants I had started a player collection of Wilson.  I abandoned the player collection once I went all in on Giants back in 2010/2011 which worked out well as I don't think I could have continued through his whiny Giants exit and time with the Dodgers.  I had this card in raw form but it will fit nicely into my small collection of graded cards.

 Next up some 2016 Giants.
In typical years I am quick to pick up the base Giants and many of the parallels but this year it hasn't worked out that way with my move.  These 8 2016 Giants were all collection needs with the exception of the mini Brandon Belt which is awesome, plus I have a good home for the Belt.

Speaking of awesome, check this out:

The entire team set of Giants from 2016 Topps Bunt!  I have seen some of the posts about these cards on various blogs and in hand I kind of like them.  I know the concept of an actual set that mirrors a virtual set of cards is kind of odd but with big logos in the background and a couple HOFers mixed in, I have to say I am a fan.

Thanks Andy for the set help and all the extras, they were all greatly appreciated!

1 comment:

  1. Glad you could use them all! I think that graded card came in one of those wal-mart blasters... each one has a graded card! I bought the box for the weird stuff that is typically found in there, figured you'd give it a good home, haha!