I missed posting about the blog's birthday back in April, so I made sure not to miss blog post number 500. I honestly didn't think I would stay with it this long, but all of the awesome blogs I read inspire me to keep going!
So I decided to make Post 500 about the thing that I started my blog for: a trade! A couple of them, to be exact. First, I saw that William over at foul bunt pulled a 2014 Topps Trajectory auto of Rougned Odor and I knew that I wanted it. I've been trying to get all of the Rangers Trajectory cards, but more on that later.
Anyway, I had already set a few cards aside for him, but I wanted to grab a few more. Once I got it all together, William said he would accept my trade and it was done! Here's the card:
But he also included a few other cards that I love:
I think all of the Rangers red foil parallels really pop. I'm a big fan. And since I have never bought any Stadium Club, I didn't even know these luminous die cut inserts exist. This thing is beautiful! Thanks again William, and I promise that I won't send Brian your cards next time!
— My Cardboard Habit (@cardboardhabit) November 21, 2014
William is one of my oldest trade buddies (in the sense that I've been trading with him the longest). Jimmy, on the other hand, is someone that I just had my first trade with. He is the brains behind the S. Mack Talk blog. He hit me up a while ago about some parallels that he needed. Unfortunately, I had a ton of stuff on my plate and I kept forgetting about it. Thankfully, he was persistent and we were able to get a deal done last week.
He sent me a ton of team set needs, as well as some PC needs! First up, this beauty:
Oddly enough, I was having a bit of trouble finding one of these that fit in my budget. It was listed on COMC for $4!!! No worry - Jimmy stepped in and knocked it out for me. He also sent me this beauty for the Rusty PC:
This guy hails from the 2003 Fleer Hardball set. I've never seen one of these! That's what I love about collecting now: I'm learning about all the things I missed when I wasn't collecting! Anyway, this card is awesome. I'm still trying to figure out if it is the base or one of the parallels, but I appreciate the addition, Jimmy!!!
I also added a couple more cards to the Harry PC. These cards came from an eBay seller I've worked with in the past:
They look normal, but both are minis! Way to go, Topps! Take the same card and shrink it to three-quarters the original size! You know how to take all my money!
Anyway, that's it for Post 500. I hope I am still around for Post 1,000. Thanks to everyone who has been along with me for this journey!