Yesterday's mail brought a couple of trades that arrived in PWE. These are growing more popular as collectors are finding safe ways to ship without using a bubble envelope. I have started using them more also for trades involving just base or low dollar inserts. Most of the time you can save up to $2. On to the cards.
First trade came from TCDB member Hundomatic.
I was able to finish the 2019 Bowman Platinum team set and get a nice Dakota Hudson insert. Hudon will most likely lead the Cardinals in wins this year, but would be the #3 starter if the Cardinals make the playoffs.
I also finished the 1990 Topps Glossy Send In set, although there is only 3 Cardinals in the set. The Pujols brought my 2018 Archives needs down to a McGwire short print. The 2019 set came out yesterday. Wonder which I will finish first ?
The second PWE came from TCDB member grim25.
The Ozzie is a 1994 Pre Production Finest card. Not sure how it was released. The 1996 Metal Checklist scanned very badly. I am one of those collectors who includes the checklist with a team set. Weird I know.
Ankiel never had the chance to see if he could come back as a reliever this year thanks to an injury. I doubt he tries it again, but it would have been fun to see him try.