A Big Trade with Mini Collector Bill – Part 6

So, I don’t know how many people read this blog, because the last time I turned on analytics, it broke the wordpress theme, and I’m too lazy to troubleshoot something I’m not trying to monetize.

But, if you do read regularly, how many of you noticed my recent attempts at a pattern?  My goal is that as long as I have an unposted trade package from this year, or one that takes multiple posts, such as this, it will show up one every three posts.  Trade, other, other, trade, other other, etc.  I figured it would be a good way to break things up a bit.  Hopefully the ones that read appreciate the attempt at variety.

I have a couple more trades in coming and I’m hoping to spend this weekend looking at a few blogs to maybe make a couple other deals as well (either that or I’ll work to put a bunch of extra video game stuff up for sale – to pay for more cards).  We’ll see how long I can keep that third slot alive, but I have three ongoing trades including this one from Bill.  I can say with confidence that this series will be going up to 8 parts after counting the unposted stuff.

As mentioned before, Bill doesn’t have a blog of his own, but he’s known as minibbcards on the Trading Card Database and his want lists are fantastic (and found here).  With the new release of Ginter, now is the perfect time to give him a look!

This time around, we’ll be looking at some random stuff.  I can’t think of good product themes, so it’s all about the randoms that are leftover.

2009 doesn’t seem that long ago

Until I added this card to my spreadsheet, I don’t think I realized that Upper Deck had an “Update” set.  S1 and 2, yes, but update didn’t occur to me.  Evidently so.

Looking forward to the 2018 All-Star card

Crazy that I needed this.  2010 was my first major year back in collecting and we literally bought cases of the stuff.  But that was largely to flip, so a bunch went out the door (thank you U-pick BINs!).  A bunch is still in my possession and I need to find a way to move it one of these days.

Still need the relic version of this

Reading the back, it’s not that great of a moment.  This is just outlining a 1-0 win where he was a bit better than Jake Peavy

Rizzo is also in this set

I love the concept of the insert, but I wish the design was something other than a color change.  Lester, a cancer survivor, is certainly deserving of a card in this set.

I collect another Cub that wore 49 as well

Just as an FYI, I still need a lot of base cards for these guys, so if you want to trade, don’t assume I only want inserts and parallels.  Bill didn’t, and I’m thankful.

Every AS card should be this

Boy that looks strange.  I love the picture, but just the Padres color scheme on a Cubs player is off-putting.

Found him!

Jake was just pure dominance for about a full season of baseball.  It was a lot of fun to watch that guy pitch for us.  Great team photo, too.

Would be cool if they replaced words on the scoreboard

We end with a Kris Bryant insert.  I’ve said before that I like the concept of the insert, but the actual font they use in there is Windows 95 screensaver bad.  If you can shift your perspective to get around it, it’s a nice shot.

As always, thanks again to Bill.  We’ll be seeing his name on here at least two more times.  You never know when his turn at the third-post cycle will hit.

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