That second blogger was Pat from the Hot Corner, and he and I decided to do some further Tiger trading since we're both Detroit fans (and about 45 minutes away, though he's too close to that school that's overly fond of cows and grass--BOTH kinds). I sent him a nice fat box, and this afternoon, my mailbox held a similar nice-sized package, discretely wrapped in brown paper. But you guys probably don't care about what was in THAT, since I also got some cards from Pat!
He promised me a bit more help with my 2012 Topps Archives wants, and he certainly disappoint there, including a total of seven new ones for me:
28 29 43 81 88 93 178 188 195. That's right, I'm now in single digits on this wantlist!
The bulk of the package, though, was Tigers. I'd seen a chunk of them before because I think they're kind of making the rounds in trade packages between Tigers collectors, but that's totally fine. And more importantly, I got a lot of great NEW stuff, including (but by NO means limited to):
My favorite here is the Turkey Red Granderson up top (natch), but the 80s cards on the right are cool because they're actually O-Pee-Chee. There's another Heritage card right in the middle, which might be my first Tigers card of Hunter (though I may have also said that on this very blog recently!).
More good player variety, including a nice group of Trams. Meanwhile, Tettleton gives you readers TWO TICKETS TO THE GUN SHOW. And that Verlander mini is just a teaser for the next scan...I sometimes sorta like those).
This was an excellent trade package highlighted by a nice old vintage card and the Verlander Purple Refractor, not to mention more great vintage stuff and most of my Tigers favorites all at once. Thanks again for an outstanding trade, Pat--let's do it again soon! Those of you reading this should get your Motown on over at Hot Corner cards.