Jared from catchingupwithcollecting reached out a couple of months ago asking if I was willing to get a trade going. Having just started his blog also, he knows how it is to be one of the new guys ! Of course I agreed, and he sent a healthy stack of Blue Jays and Griffeys my way, that I received yesterday (no, it doesn't take a couple of months for a package to arrive my away ! it's usually 8-15 days).
Here's a small sample of what I got.
I love A&G, even more when it's Griffey in his beloved Mariners uniform.
Those UD Masterpieces are really great. I need to track down some more. The 91 Ultra is a good example of early inserts. Let's just say there was room for improvement ! I love the mini also.
Here come the Blue Jays ! Some old, some still old, but less, and my first real Topps mini.
Now those cards really reek of the 90s. Only Pacific....The finest card came with the protective peel-off. That I always peel off, they look so much nicer without it.
Some modern players on older card designs (welcome to the 2 000s)
Some older players on modern card designs (ditto). I like that card a lot.
The usual parallels. Those are all from the 2013 set, as you'll have noticed.
Jared even thrwe in a few minors cards, including those Ted Williams ones. And any Ted Williams co card is always a welcome addition.
Finally, even though I'm not a fan of Panini's, it's hard to turn down a low numbered on-card auto of Jesse Barfield !
Thanks a lot Jared, I needed most of the cards you sent, discovered some new ones, and most are already feeling at home in my binders. Looking foward to the next trade, but first I need to find some to send your way. You should be catching them soon !