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The Diamond King Puts Away The Shotgun

I’m not a fan of shotgun trades, as I have quite a slew of Twins dupes piled around here gathering dust. When Kevin The Diamond King contacted me, though, he had two cards in mind to trade — a couple of this year’s Heritage Real Ones autograph cards. Thankfully he identified several cards from my trade bait page that I could send in return. I was surprised to find the other cards below also in the package (as well as several more); turns out Kevin is like me in that we believe cards don’t travel well in small numbers 😉

clockwise, from top left: 2013 Topps Heritage Real One #DOA-BD Bill Dailey (auto); 2013 Topps Heritage Real One #DOA-BF Bill Fisher (auto); 1993 Topps Stadium Club 1st Day Issue #10 Gary Wayne; 2003 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection #92 Michael Nakamura [361/625]; 2005 Upper Deck First Pitch #325 Johan Santana / Joe Mauer; 2006 Upper Deck Gold #695 Tony Bautista [218/299]; 2000 Pacific Omega Gold #82 Jacque Jones [116/120]

Thanks for creating this great trade, TDK!

King of Diamonds

The Diamond King from The Diamond King contacted me about my trade bait post (there are still good cards available there), and we ended up settling into a nice little trade for a handful of cards apiece. While I shotgunned a variety pack off of his wantlists, he dug through my wantlists and sent a sweet Killebrew-laden package (and of course, a Diamond King single). I love the Upper Deck card — this is the Harmon I remember. What a great photo!

clockwise, from top left: 2001 Upper Deck Hall of Famers 20th Century Showcase #S3 Harmon Killebrew; 2005 Donruss Throwback Threads #285 Harmon Killebrew; 2005 Donruss Diamond Kings HOF Heroes #HH-43 Harmon Killebrew; 2006 Topps Co-Signers #48 Joe Mauer; 2007 Topps Turkey Red Chrome #90 Justin Morneau [0972/1999]; 2003 Fleer Rookies & Greats #69 Harmon Killebrew

Great trade, TDK — let’s do it again sometime!