I'm happy to report that this deal went down very smoothly; Jim let me know what he was looking for and was very clear about what he was offering, which seemed perfectly fair. Here's what I ended up with:
that's the year he was jobbed out of the AL MVP because George Bell hit 47 HR. Anyway, that's a pretty cool group of pickups, but as usual I saved the best for last:
Cal Ripken Jr. 2013 Topps Update Rookie Commemorative Patches manupatch
Hey, it's a new "hit" for my Ripken PC! Topps (and others) have manufactured all kinds of stuff, so why not make a rookie card reprint "patch"? It's not the kind of thing I'd pay money for, but certainly it was fun to add it via a trade. This, of course, is a reprint of Cal's 1982 Topps Traded issue, which isn't strictly speaking a RC, but who cares? The fact is, I love adding fun and different stuff of the HOF SS/3B anytime I can, and I really appreciate Jim making this the highlight of my end of the deal.
So thanks once again, Jim, for an excellent first trade, and I hope it's not long before we're dealing again! Readers, please venture over to GCRL for another great Dodgers blog with a unique twist.