And now for the REALLY good stuff that spurred the deal:
J.J. Putz 2012 Topps Allen and Ginter Mini A and G Red Back (#14/25)
I think this is the first card I noticed that really made me want to get this trade going. Those of you who follow my other blog may know that Putz is one of the many Wolverine baseball players I'm trying to supercollect, and this is one of his tougher pulls, so instead of banging my head on the wall trying to find it for a good price on the interwebs, I traded for it instead. The various mini versions don't really matter all that much to me since I'm not much of a Ginterphile, but I do like the hand-numbering here, which is a nice touch. Anyway, it's really nice to have this one out of the way, and with other cards pending, the only mini I currently lack is the "no card number" version.
Alan Trammell 2011 Limited Greats Signatures auto (#154/499)
This was another card I knew I had to have. Limited may not have been able to use team logos, but even that can't detract from Tram's beautiful signature. The design works well, too, and from just looking at the scan you'd be hard-pressed to tell that the auto comes on a sticker, which is a big-time plus for Panini here. I'm proud to say that I can now boast of two Trammell autographs to go with a pair of bat relics in my PC!
Justin Verlander 2009 Upper Deck Ballpark Collection Quad Swatch Memorabilia quad jersey (with Billingsley, Carmona, Chamberlain) (#070/400)
That's a mouthful of a card title, but there's a lot going on here! Obviously I grabbed this quad jersey because of JV, but it's kind of cool having a multiplayer relic with those other three guys, too. This is my sixth Verlander relic (and second from the Ballpark set) to go with a pair of autographs, and it makes for a nice way to end this well-rounded package.