Well, one of the trades was for San Francisco Giants cards, but I pretty much consider all trades a giant trade 😉
I approached arpsmith at Arpsmith’s Sportscard Obsession about a trade, knowing he collected Giants, of which I had several at my trade bait page (I’ve recently added Dodgers, Mets, and White Sox cards — check ’em out). He took a good chunk of the Giants trade bait list, and in exchange he plowed through my wantlists and sent some nice stuff.
clockwise, from top left: 2011 Panini Playoff Contenders Award Winners Alex Wimmers [063/149] (auto); 2007 Topps Heritage Clubhouse Collection #CC-FL Francisco Liriano (jersey); 2003 Topps Update Gold #T171 Lew Ford [1820/2003]; 2009 Upper Deck A Piece of History Franchise Members Triple Blue #FM3-12 Joe Mauer/Justin Morneau/Joe Nathan [24/25]
There were several minis, some 2012 Topps Stickers, a few serial #’d cards…a really nice variety.
clockwise, from top left: 2010 Topps Pro Debut Blue #367 Eddie Rosario [168/369]; 2005 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic #52 Kirby Puckett; 2001 Fleer Platinum Parallel #88 Doug Mientkiewicz [008/201]; 2005 Donruss #48 Joe Mauer
The second trade was with William at foul bunt. William had a sweet looking 2011 Topps Marquee card that I asked about, and we worked out a trade for it. It really is a beautiful card, in spite of being numbered to 199.
2011 Topps Marquee Game Time Mementos #GMQR-16 Johan Santana [165/199] (quad jersey)