Monday, January 2, 2017
2016 trade package #24: Baseball Card Breakdown wishes me a merry ripmas
Today's package came from custom king Gavin of Baseball Card Breakdown. I was one out of a large number of folks to receive a PWE of Christmas cards from the blogger born on Christmas Eve, and the contents made me very merry indeed:
Verlanders! Gavin bolstered one of my favorite PCs with this pair of shiny Topps issues. On the left is a 1972 Chrome insert from 2013 Topps Chrome, and while it's not listed that way, it has the trademark Refractor shine to it. The other is JV's Blue parallel from 2014 Tribute, numbered 41/99, and is a very nice (best color!) addition to the base card I already owned from that product.
my Tigers collection. Collins was Detroit's sixth round pick in 2011 and was a top-10 prospect for the team for a bit. He's appeared in parts of the last three seasons and has a shot to continue to earn playing time in Detroit's outfield this season.
Those were some fun pickups, but now it's time for the customs! Just like the last time I showed off cards from Gavin here--last December--this package included some of his hard work. I'm sure many of you have seen these by now but they bear posting by anyone who got one thanks to the level of detail he obviously put into them:
Thanks again for a fun post-Christmas treat, Gavin, and I look forward to trading more in 2017!