Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The Goods from a Pair of Generous Super Traders

I have been delaying posting trade and Super Trader packages because I am so far behind but a wise friend once told me that the only way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time.  I am going to challenge that a bit with two bites at once and post the highlights from a couple Super Trader packages that have been sent my way.

First up is a group of Giants from AJ of The Lost Collector fame.

There was a pretty solid variety of Giants in the package, including these I picked out to share.  Along the top are some of my favorite all time Giants.  The bottom trio is an impressive group as well and I really like the photography on all 3 cards.

Again, 3 of my favorite players across the top.  I have mentioned it before but I am not sure I have ever seen someone hit a ball harder or farther than Glenallen Hill.  The Jose Cruz Jr. card is an example of a new version of Giants cards I have started to set aside as a future collection.  As you may notice, Cruz is pictured in a Giants uni but is designated a Blue Jay.

I have never made a checklist or want list of minor league Giants cards but am always glad to welcome them into my collection.  These all look they are new to me and have been placed in the box I am keeping to someday put together a binder of minor league cards.

If you had asked me, I would have sworn that I already had this relic in my collection.  I even believe that I have passed it up a few times when I could have purchased it.  Now I am glad I passed it up and it actually does have a place in my collection.

The highlight of the package for me was this seemingly unimpressive card, a 2004 Topps Total card of Jim Brower.  Why might you ask was this card so desired?  It is the final card I needed to complete my 2004 Topps Total Giants team set.

Thanks AJ for all the great cards!

The second Super Trader I want to highlight is from Brian of Highly Subjective and Completely Arbitrary.  I actually believe these came in 2 separate packages so maybe I am eating 3 bites of the elephant at a time.

The first two scans are from the first package.  Quite the assortment of brands and years which is just up my alley.  Have to deem the Mays as my favorite but this is a nice group of cards.

Another cool grouping, this was my first time seeing the Lincecum Chrome card - very nice  I have acquired a ton of the Giants stickers this year through trades and purchases and I am trying to figure out what type of project to use them on - I might turn my 4-year old loose.  You have to love a Gold MadBum!

The more recent package again contained a nice variety of card.  I needed several of these and was perhaps the most happy with the Brandon Crawford from Archives.  I have recently decided to collect that insert set as well, they just look so crisp and clean from a design perspective.

The final group of cards has a couple minis and some of my favorite Giants.  I had the Willie Mac card in his binder but I have started putting dups into the Giants binders as well.  Did you all know that Randy Moffitt is Billy Jean King's brother?  I think that is old trivia that most of you know but I thought I would throw it out there just in case.

 Thanks for the card Brian, great stuff.

An update to my Super Trader friends.  I have assembled the fold up table in my card room and started putting together stacks of cards by team.  There is a good chance in the next couple weeks I will get my first packages of cards out.  It has been a long time coming but I am finally getting organized to the point where it is possible.  Looking forward to returning the favors of all the great bloggers/traders out there.

1 comment:

  1. The 1992 Donruss Diamond Kings are so awesome! I remember getting so excited pulling them from packs back in the day.