gcrl from Garvey Cey Russell Lopes was one of my earliest trading partners, so when I came across some nice Dodgers cards recently, I went back to the well to see if any Twins cards had piled up there since the last trade. The answer was a resounding “yes!” Captured below are a few representatives of the relics and other cards wiped from my wantlists in this swap:
clockwise, from top left: 2005 Donruss Champions Impressions Materials #299 Paul Molitor; 2005 Donruss Prime Patches #P-47 Jacque Jones [015/100]; 2005 Topps Chrome Autograph #231 Kevin West; 2008 Upper Deck A Piece of History Timeless Moments Jersey #TM-28 Joe Mauer
gcrl gets some major kudos not only for the shear number of cards he sent (it was like a multi-player bipping of the junk wax variety!) but for nailing a few cards I needed from the ’90s and even ’80s, in the case of the 1986 Topps Tattoo pictured below.
clockwise, from top left: 2003 Upper Deck SP Authentic #35 Jacque Jones; 2003 Upper Deck Finite Major Factors #128 Torii Hunter [1576/1599]; 2004 Donruss Classics #188 J.D. Durbin [0044/1999], the “Real Deal” indeed; 1986 Topps Tattoo Kent Hrbek; 2003 Topps Bazooka Stickers #15 Christian Guzman; 2007 Bowman Chrome Prospects X-Fractor #BCP109 Ryan Mullins [031/275]
Thanks again for the trade, and I still have a few more cards here to send you sometime soon.