A Trade Four Years in the Making (Sort of)

Trade bait posts are a wonderful thing.  Most of the time, they’ll get a response within the first week if they’re going to get any traction at all.

However, those posts stay active.  They still exist.  Even now.  And on rare occasion, people will find those posts and inquire about trading for some of those cards.

That’s where reader Scott comes in.  He saw my old post about random autos/relics, etc from early 2013 and asked if I still had some of those items.  I did indeed have them, and away we went.

I can’t guarantee that all of my older trade bait lists are 100% accurate anymore, but as Scott can attest, it never hurts to ask.  Let’s see what came my way!


Art cards can be so hit and miss.  This one is a hit.  Great choice of reference picture.  Cool detail on the helmet and in the lighting overall.

Choosy collector’s choose mostly other stuff

Man, I wish this card had a bunch of floating bread pieces in the background.  Wouldn’t that be cool?  Okay, it wouldn’t, but it would be memorable.

Get this confused with the Topps Hands of Gold or whatever it’s called.

There was a time when Ultra was giving the Gold Medallion treatment to the inserts as well.  But, as you can see here, they did so by modifying the logo instead of going full gold.  It’s nice, but tough to notice if you don’t know what to look for.

I’m sure this was an epic all-star moment

I’m quite happy to get this Epix card.  I’m really not familiar with how these were distributed, but I do know that there are several different colors and parallels with varying rarity.


Heroes, I do know a little about, and again a lot of colors and parallels and boxes are expensive as hell.  This is one of the more common variations, but they’re still hard to come by.

Need more Tek!

Lastly, we have the Pipes card.  I didn’t get to name this.  It has a pretty commonly accepted naming convention and this is considered to be the Pipes pattern.  It’s more circuit board like to me, but the people have spoken.  This is awesome, because I love Tek and I landed no Maddux cards in the couple boxes I’ve opened.

Thank you so much, Scott, for the great trade!  Hopefully we can do it again sometime.

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