Enter Sandman

Twitter is fun place for sports cards.  Other things, not so much.  I’m not as active on there as I might like to be, but I’m trying to get better.  I’m also not very good at following people on there, so if you’re a blogger or reader and I don’t follow you, let me know and I can fix that.  I’m slowly adding more people to my following list, and one of those more recent additions is David, also known as Sandman7991 on twitter.  Pretty quickly we ended up working out a trade with each other.  I honestly don’t remember what I sent over to him anymore, but hopefully it was good.

I know I enjoy what I got back.

I see you Baez, but I’ll need another for my personal collection

First and foremost, I have to show appreciation for the stack of stickers.  I’ve been trying to promote my sticker album needs for quite some time, but not enough trades have materialized from that.  Still, here’s another shot in the dark.  If you too want to trade me stickers, check out my need & trade list HERE.

I’ve just started getting 2018 cards

I know it looks fancy from the scan, but this is the normal base card.  Trust me, there’s nothing wrong with that, but I wanted to mention it since it scanned like some weird parallel.

A chrome version would be cool

I don’t think Kyle can really be considered a future star three years into his career, even if one was missed due to injury.

I think he avoided the flood of variations

David sent almost exclusively 2018 cards, and I have to say it’s so nice to not feel like I need to buy as many packs.  Especially Donruss as I do not like the design this year.

The retro look is better

Here’s one of the many, many variations that exist in this set.  It’s unfortunate that you have to look everything up to see what version of a card you have, but that’s where the hobby is right now.

It’s a boy!

Topps inserts are no longer immune to parallels.  This is your standard version, but there are also blue, black and gold ones that I need.

Not a bad insert if you ask me

He also sent along this Baez.  I imagine Bryant is also in the set if not another Cub or two I need.  A lot of younger guys on this team.

#23 of 30

Here’s a set that I’m really going to rely on trades to complete.  Topps decided to create a 30 card Bryant set that is exclusive to Wal-Mart.  I bought a blaster (or two, can’t remember), but that didn’t get me very far.  And, of course, there are the blue, black and gold versions of each of the 30.  So, any and all help, like what David provided, is appreciated.

Mini Mago

Lastly, we go back to Baez for the only non-2018 card in the package.  I have no idea how these minis were distributed, but this is the Top 5 team prospects mini chrome.  Interestingly enough, all 5, from 2014, are with the Cubs and on the major league roster.  Baez may be the biggest surprise of them all with all the trade rumors that were swirling around.  I think that discussion is over for a while though.

Thanks so much to David for the great trade.  Hopefully we can do it again one of these days.

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