I received another trade envelope last weekend in exchange for some of the EBAY chrome lot. This one came from a trader on the Trading Bases message board. This trader claimed 2 of the Braves cards and 3 of the Triple Threads.
I still collect cards of McGwire despite the PED use. It would be nice if a few others would follow his lead and admit their guilt ( Bonds). I doubt it will help their HOF status, but at least they might save a little grace in collector's eyes. The Opening Day and MVP cards finished team sets.
I am a fan of Topps Heritage, just not of all the SPs in the base set. This was the only Cardinals sp in the 2015 set. It also finished a team set.
I do not remember many inserts in Finest other than the refractors, but this 2014 Vintage insert was very well done. It does have a refractor type finish to it.
This is my first Matt Carpeter jersey relic. I have a bat relic and auto already, so this completes my trifecta. I usually try to obtain a jersey, bat, and auto card of each player. I am content after that, but will always accept any in trade that I do not have.
This is my second Flaherty auto. The die cut and low numbered auto helps some, but that is a rather bland photo. Elite does have autos of players who otherwise may not have one, but they remind me too much of Signature Rookies. Another brand that I do not actively seek out, but will accept in a trade.