I’m trying to polish off the trades from April so that I can continue my streak of catching up on overdue posts and hopefully be back to 0 in December. Here’s a real quick trade package that I shouldn’t have neglected for so long – but back in April I think I was still posting about stuff from 9 months prior, so what’s changed, really?
These cards came in from Carlos, aka Corozco over at TCDB. We did an even-up 13-for-13 swap – something that’s a bit rare for me this year given that I’ve been trying to reduce the excess cardboard around these parts. I’d sent him an envelope full of new cards – some Donruss, Topps, GQ, and Heritage, and in return I got a lovely little package that helped me out in several areas.
One of my favorites was this green parallel from last year’s GQ set, featuring David Paulino. I had some high hopes for this kid, but it seemed the organization soured on him after he got popped for a PED suspension last year. They shipped him to Toronto as part of the Giles-Osuna trade at the deadline this season.
Wait, what is this junk waxness? I was pretty stoked as I think both of these polished off team sets, if I remember right. Always fun when you let a checklist creep back into those want lists.
Ah, 1996 Collector’s Choice – a very fine set. I picked up a handful of these in this trade. That’s one of Berry’s first cards in an Astros uniform, and one of May’s few Astros cards. I think it was actually a dupe that I picked up to send to him for a signature.
The final highlights here were a pair of Biggio inserts – a very nice 2015 GQ mini and a 2004 Bazooka Tattoo. I love growing the Biggio and Bagwell collections. It’ll be fun to check and see just how many of those I’ve added at year’s end.
Thanks again for the swap Carlos!