Somehow, between eBay packages, a couple trade packages worked their way into the Runner mailbox. The first was a small trade with Sewing Machine Guy of Sewingmachineguy on Cards website, an exchange for some new Heritage cards.
2007 Bowman Orange #202 Alexi Casilla [061/250]; 2008 Topps Chrome Refractor #9 Joe Mauer
Meanwhile, ShaneK at OFF THE WALL and I swapped relics, with several nice
players cards thrown in.
clockwise, from top left: 2008 Allen & Ginter #AGR-JM Joe Mauer (jersey); 1984 Topps Rub Downs Tom Brunansky; 2011 Topps Heritage SP #498 Luke Hughes/Trevor Plouffe; 2004 Topps Heritage Flash Backs #F7 Harmon Killebrew; 2006 Topps Heritage #350 Torii Hunter red/blue variation; 2008 Topps Gold #101 Matt Garza [1837/2008]
As always, thanks guys. And I know where you live…
Not too long ago, I was contacted via the comment section here by Shane of … well, Shane has no website (yet) [EDIT: he does now! Off The Wall], but he does follow the folks here in the friendly neighborhood of online collectors. Turns out Shane is a big Red Sox fan, and had some Twins he thought I could use. He also had a nicely formatted wantlist that I could print out and take to the local card shop to reciprocate.
The key card for me was a 1995 Leaf Heading for the Hall Puckett (see below), but Shane gets big bonus points for doing a great job of browsing the wantlists, for hitting some of my missing 1990’s cards, and for even including cards I didn’t know I was missing. Most were base set cards that I needed, but sprinkled in were also some inserts and even a couple 2004 Topps Gold cards.
clockwise, from left: 2006 Topps Rookie Debut #RD-18 Willie Eyre, more Groundskeeper Willie!; 2007 Topps World Domination #WD6 Johan Santana; 2004 Topps Gold #559 Joe Mauer [0701/2004]; 2010 Topps National Chicle #190 Orlando Hudson, wait, his mouth is SHUT?!