I see trading as a sane competition where you always try to outdo your (opponent) friends, while still staying reasonable budget-wise. This means paying attention to what the other person collects, of course, and sometimes going the extra mile and actually buying cards just for him. Brian is a very, very worthy opponent, and he ones again proves it with an amazing collection of various PC needs and other surprises. Made even more fun to open by the fact that the cards were protected inside a box of 480 piece-puzzles. And puzzles are always fun (ok, they weren't included, this doesn't make sense, don't mind me, I'm just babbling).
Fun picture of a player that's one of the faces of the Mets from the 60s & 70s. He actually spent his entire career as a Met. Great idea to include his auto, even though it's a modern card !
Vintage ! This is my very first 1963 Fleer card. I might try and put the (small) set together sometime. Right now, the cards of Koufax, Mays, Brooks Robinson and Clemente are very high on my vintage want list.
I didn't even know that set existed. And I call myself a Gold Glove fan...Nice looking cards, all PC, and all fielding.
One of the hottest inserts of the 90s, this Kirby was worth (according to Beckett, but Beckett was the market) north of $30. Not anymore, far from it, but this is my first 94 Hot Glove insert (as a matter of fact, I had the Lofton one in my comc cart), and I love it, even though I prefer the 95 design.
Bo knows oddball, Bo knows Leaf and Bo knows modern & shiny !
More Pc ! Well, technically, Olerud isn't, as he's in a Mariners uniform, but hey, he still had 3 gold gloves and is a Blue Jays fan favorite, so he's welcome. Oh, and the Vizquel is one of those low numbered variations (/50)
I have to admit I didn't know much about Frank White before putting my Gold glovers PC together. Those two are great additions to my budding collection.
Oooh, football. The Neon Deion is low numbered to /21
Same concept as the Deion Sanders card with the low numbered Delgado, that matches his uniform number. It's die-cut and pretty cool looking. I also love those Ex 2001 acetate cards.
almost 20 years ago, I traded for the bronze version of that card. It's been on display ever since, as I absolutely love it. It was one of my most prized possessions, before I started collecting again, with it's whopping $12 BV. I'm very very happy to add the silver version of it. Leaf signatures was ground breaking to say the least.
And just like that, I have my very first baseball printing plate. My very first Blue Jays printing plate. And it's Bautista. Not just any Blue Jay, mind you. This is an insanely cool card to have. People used to be really mad that all of a sudden there were 1/1s, but now that they're everywhere, I think they're kind of nice to chase. Unless of course you're crazy enough to want an exhaustive collection...
Thanks a lot Brian, I sent a little surprise your way as a thank you, and the rest of the trade package went out today !