Friday, February 13, 2015

Trade With Alex

Here is my first "official" trade with Alex from ChavezRavining. We completed a trade in the past but it was before I created this blog, so technically this can be considered our first trade (or first documented trade). I am extremely late with this one as I've just transferred colleges and have started classes. I received his cards a couple of weeks before I had to pack up and go and I wasn't able to find any time to write a post until now. So cutting to the chase, here are the cards I received in the trade with Alex.

For the first two pictures I believe I already have them all, though I'm not sure about the 2014 Topps (pictured bottom left in second picture). As for the bottom picture, I had seen this card before but never had one until now (now have two!). So this was a fun surprise to see. I believe those two would be my favorites I received just because of Smoltzy's expression - makes me smile every time I look at them. These two cards are from 2014 Topps Stadium Club. Great picture.

I tried grouping cards together depending on the players, and it worked perfectly between Freddie Freeman and T-Rex (Julio Teheran) since I got three of each and was able to fit them on one picture. I've got a good collection of Freeman (I'm not sure on the total number, but I'll have to count them up). The gold Freeman is #'d 1030/2014, and I think I have another gold one but I'm not sure. As for Teheran my collection is still fairly small, but is gradually growing. The Future Stars card you see in the middle is #'d 216/2014.

These are the Kimbrel cards I received. Taking this picture was tricky just because of the two landscape cards and the mini. I thought the two red cards would be numbered but they are not, however the gold one is #'d 1365/2012.

The final picture is of Tom Glavine and a lone card of Andrelton Simmons. Before I forget to mention, Alex also sent some Mets cards for my brother that aren't pictured. There were some Mets prospects my brother has been following and some David Wright cards he didn't have, so thanks for sending those. And also, thanks again for all the cards (especially Smoltz!).

I know some of you have noticed that I haven't been as active the past few weeks and college tends to do that to people. But I do have some ideas in mind, including my 2015 baseball predictions. Thankfully I still have plenty of time before the season starts, so I'll have to try working ahead in my classes so I can free up some time in the upcoming weeks. Either way keep an eye out for posts in the near future!