Friday, December 23, 2016

Trade Package that Hit Me Every Which Way

One of the trade packages I received earlier this week was from Trading Bases member Ron B.  I think Ron and I have trade 4 or 5 times this year.  I sent him a handful of $2 Pirate and Yankee cards that I found at the last card show in return for about every type of Cardinals card you could imagine.

There were 2016 Topps Bunt cards that finished my team set.

2 2016 Topps Update Diaz cards that bring my needs list down to one card #2 Dean Kiekhefer.

2016 Donruss Optic are nice cards, but these 2 photos are screaming for logos.  Piscotty looks like he is wearing a high school uniform.  Still needing #61 Hazelbaker and #115 Carpenter to finish this set.

There were also base cards from 2015 and 2014 that help with team sets.  The 2014 Bowman Sterling Wong is my first from that set. 

There were plenty of inserts in the package also.  2016 Topps Chrome pink, regular, and prism refractors all look great.  The corners of the prism Rosenthal look more black in person.

2016 Donruss Optic has its own version of refractors.  The Diaz and Carpenter are Holo inserts, while the Yadi is a purple insert.  It looks pretty sweet in person.

There were plenty of Kolten Wong cards to go around including 2015 Prizm, 2015 Finest Prism Refractor, and 2014 Topps Yellow.  Pitchers are also represented with a 2016 Bowman Platinum Top Prospect Luke Weaver and a 2014 Topps Chrome Refractor Carlos Martinez.

Ron slipped in some minis also.  The Piscotty is a 2016 Ginter black border while the Gibson is the regular version.  The 2015 GQ Wong is a gray parallel numbered to 199.  The 2014 Ginter Wong mini has a A&G back that I was too lazy to scan.

The last Wong in the package was a 2014 Topps Mini relic card.  I sure hope Wong puts together a consistent year in 2017.  I would love to see .280 average, 10 home runs, and 20 steals while playing good defense at second base.

I received a sweet Piscotty auto #ed to 160 from 2016 Topps National Card Day.  It would look much better with an on card on auto, but I will not complain.

Last but not least is this well loved 1965 Topps Ron Taylor.  I have a few 1960 cards in a lot worse shape, so this was by far more than a throw in for me.

Base cards, inserts, refractors, minis, game used, auto, and vintage.  Not much more a collector could ask for.  I doubt I will be on much this weekend.  We are having about 40 people from my inlaws side of the family over for dinner on Christmas eve.  Christmas will be spent with just the immediate family until dinner when my family comes over.  Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas!

1 comment:

  1. I guess I didn't pay enough attention to Bunt's checklist when it came out. Now that I see Ozzie and Stan Musial in there, I'm going to need to pick some up.