Scott (and his amazing avatar) from Sports Cards Ate My Brain. I believe Scott and I had only traded once before, just before Christmas in 2014, so I was quite surprised to find a flat-rate box packed to the gills (but very professionally packaged!) with cards that hit pretty much every area of my PC.
There was so much great stuff that I didn't want to further hold up the proceedings while I got everything scanned/labelled/uploaded, so I won't go into too much depth here, but at least you'll get an idea of the amazing quality/quantity one-two punch Scott sent my way, including...
My Cardboard Mistress but it looks like he may be in Motown for a bit so maybe I'll keep a few like this one for myself.
And now it's time for the baseball PC guys, starting with...
Junior Griffey. Scott sent me a ton of everybody's' favorite 90s player, including this nice mix of earlier stuff. Just about everything was new to me, especially the oddball stuff.
Tony Gwynn. There's another superb late-90s Pinnacle insert to go with UD's super-classy SP Legendary Cuts.
Barry Larkin also checks in with a pair of cards, including the double-sided "Passing Through Time" subset from 2005 Leaf (with the back being Barry's '95 Leaf front).
Greg Maddux was the other player to get the honor of two scans, including this starting nine that includes an oddball, some Pacific, and a few more gem inserts straight out of the 90s, such as the Refractor-like Stadium Club Extreme right down the middle.
Cal Ripken Jr., gets in on the action with three oddballs and a nice 2008 UD Heroes parallel dual with the previously-mentioned Gwynn. I love getting cards pairing up the two all-time greats that played for one team and entered the Hall together.
Trammells along with an '89 Fleer insert AND an oddball of his double-play partner Lou Whitaker. That Nestle set gets a lot of run in this post, so I hope I can score some advertising bucks!
Verlanders, three of which are rookies. I believe the most notable here is the Flair Showcase as it's one of the higher-end first-years you can get of the future Mr. Kate Upton, but I'd be happy with any out of this trio. The newer inserts and Heritage base are much appreciated as well, especially the UD Heroes parallel.
Keeping up the Motown theme, here's some Red Wings Scott generously included as well:
my Wings PC.
Norm Ullman, who played most of his career with Detroit (13 seasons) and Toronto (eight), and made his way to the Hockey Hall in 1982. His excellent signature rests on this card from 2008 Donruss Americana Sports Legends, and I'm happily adding this to my Wings collection as well.
Amazingly enough, that's not even everything! Please head over to TMM to see more goodies, including Jim Abbott, plenty of vintage, a couple autographs, and more!
Scott, I can't thank you enough for the insane bounty you sent my way, but I'll try. Although I know you're not asking for anything in return I may try to send you a few things I think you'll like that won't take up too much space. Either way, your generosity and attention to detail when it comes to who and what I collect were amazing and I really appreciate it!
Stay tuned for another trade post once my scanner recovers from overheating.