I prefer the 2017 Bowman Platinum design on the bottom over the 2018 design. The colorful wave against the black background is not good. The 2017 Carpenter finished up a team set.
This trade brought my first 2018 Panini Chronicles and Topps Update cards. Chronicles will be a tough set to finish, but I have seen a ton of Update breaks so that one should not be very difficult. I am done to needing 5 more 2018 Allen & Ginter Cardinals.
I still need 10 more 2018 Archives Cardinals. I love the big team set that also includes greats like Cepeda.
Finishing out the package are a couple of 2018 inserts. I have read on numerous sites that Hicks could be the Cardinals closer next year. I would be shocked if they gave that role to a 22 year old with only one season of experience above Double A. A few blown saves in a short period of time could destroy his confidence. Bader has a very good chance of being the starting center fielder next season barring a trade. I love his all out style of play in the outfield and on the bases. He has an old school quality about him, just with more flare.