I completed a trade with someone I daresay is a blogging legend the other day. JB Anama runs the blog bdj610’s Topps baseball card blog. He also runs the sports card blogroll – which I’d imagine is the second most visited site in my internet history these days behind ESPN. So – thanks for the blogroll, JB – and thanks for the trade!
This one started by a bit of a goof on my part. I saw JB’s wantlist contained a Ty Cobb card from 2010 Topps blue backs (retail-only cards designed like the 1951 Topps set). I had recently bought a Cobb card from that set on Sportlots – only to realize I already had it! So I figured, hey, let’s strike up a trade. I didn’t do my homework, however. There are 2 Cobb cards in this set – and I had the one JB already had. As behind as I am these days – I already had the cards from JB before I realized this mistake! Luckily, I had an SP legend variation from 2011 of Carl Yastrzemski that was also on JB’s needs list, so I was able to send that out instead.
JB sent me cards that fall into three categories. First – he finished off the last card of 2013 Topps Update for me. I think I actually got this Profar card in my HTA box – but it was creased so I still needed one.
Second, JB sent me a bunch of 2013 inserts. Below are the top 5 of the 10-12 cards he sent.
Finally, I got some 2014 Topps series 1 inserts. I’m pretty sure these are my first cards received via trade for 2014 Topps – so making a dent here really helps! These are the best 9 out of the ~15+ cards he sent. I love that Jim Abbott has a card – though I wish it was him in a Michigan uniform! Also, the two 89 minis I got are a) a player from my favorite team (and the best catcher ever), and b) my favorite non-Red ever.
Thanks again for the trade, JB!