I received a wonderful Cardinals package from Trading Bases member Ron B on Friday. You may recall numerous trade recaps with Ron this past year. I have lost count how many packages we have sent to each other. Most of the time they arrive without any warning. I did know of a few cards in this package, but quite a few were a nice surprise.
I knew Ron was sending the last cards I needed for my 2021 A&G team set. Always nice to finish one off.
I also knew he was send me some minis, but not black bordered ones or A&G backs like the Carlson and Arenado.
Ron found these 2 2000 Paramount Ruby parallels in a dime box at a show and gambled that I needed them. He was correct. I have a copy of the Lankford in my player collection, so this one goes in the team box.
I completed my 2021 Topps Gold Star set a few months ago, but only have a few from 2020. Ron added the Bader to that set along with a nice 2006 Greats of the Game Pewter Lou Brock.
The last of the cards I knew about were all pitchers. The 2007 Opening Day Gold Carpenter is nice, but the highlight is the Jack Flaherty numbered to 99. Gibson is a 2021 Prizm insert, Kim a 2020 Panini Chronicles Certified card.