Trader’s Backlog: JRayes
Alright, time to dive back into the backlog of trades that I need to post. This was a great trade from (checks folders) last May. Oof. It’s all better late than never, though, right?
I sent Jared (jrayes7of9 at TCDB) a fat stack of Heritage cards from 2014-2017, and in return he sent me a really great smaller stack of Astros, which is just what I wanted. There was sparkly stuff, short prints, and more. I mean, sure – this is just a Bud Norris card, but it’s a sparkly gold Bud Norris card!
Bud actually had a pretty good year with the Angels last year, and he just signed a contract with the Cardinals. However, we hate the Cardinals ’round these parts, so I can’t really wish him too much luck.
What’s this, just a pair of 2016 Heritage ‘Stros? Oh, no – these are high numbered short prints, y’all! That Correa was not easy to come by, so I’m really grateful for it.
Plus, Jared sent over a shiny Purple Chrome Hot Box Refractor of Jose Altuve from the same set! This was a really nice score. That’s a 2016 National Baseball Card Day card of Correa. These are pretty rare as well, so it was much appreciated.
Sticking with the purple chrome theme, Jared also had these great purple refractors of Evan Gattis and George Springer from 2015 Chrome. They look absolutely spectacular in hand.
Jared even had some cool Bagwell cards for my collection. That’s 1996 Leaf Limited on the left, a really fine set that as I’m sure you can guess looks even better in hand. The right is from 2000 Upper Deck set called Hitter’s Club. I love those blue shooting star alternate uniforms. I’d really like the club to bring them out for a throwback night.