This trade was from twins2008nathan (still another Sports Card Arena resident) and included my first Topps Black Border card. These babies run at a premium almost everywhere, so when I had a chance to pick one up in a trade, I did. That it was a Mauer is an added bonus. The other three cards aren’t anything to sneeze at, either — my first autograph card of Carlos Gutierrez, a #75 of 75 Jason Bartlett AU, and another (a black and white parallel) in my recent run of Stadium Club Beam Team autographs.
clockwise, from top left: 2008 Bowman Sterling Prospects Refractor #BSP-CGU Carlos Gutierrez [119/199] (auto); 2008 Topps Stadium Club Beam Team Black & White #BTA-JCR Jesse Crain [43/99] (auto); 2009 Topps Update Black Border #UH274 Joe Mauer [27/58]; 2004 Donruss Leaf Certified Cuts Signature Marble Blue #273 Jason Bartlett [75/75] (auto)
twins2008nathan had more too, so if I identify more trade material, I’ll be back.