Tonight's a good opportunity for me to get all caught up with my TCDB deals. And oddly enough, both came courtesy of members who are fellow Michiganders!
First up is a small PWE trade with mastodon, who hails from nearby-ish Bloomfield Hills. He proposed a deal for a couple '96 Flair Bip Roberts cards--that's right, he got himself intentionally Bipped!--and I countered it a bit so I ended up with the following:
Phillips goes towards my '95 Finest set chase, which appears to be 38 cards short. The '21 Finest Cronenworth is a card I subbed in for a couple others since I valued this one more. It's my 63rd of the two-time All-Star and yet another first-year off the list. Last up is a '21 Panini Rookies & Stars RC of former Michigan and Minnesota DB Benjamin St.-Juste, which I realized too late I already had. No problem, off to the trade list it goes!
As my most recent deal this was a fun and easy transaction and I'd be glad to work another one with him anytime.
The other one I need to cover this evening is one I made back in August with Benjamin, a.k.a. walkingshadow. He found me through this here blog and we got to discussing dealing some sets. After some back and forth I agreed to head to his place in nearby Whitmore Lake to porch drop off a starter set of '96 Donruss that was 90-something percent full, a '96 Leaf set missing one card, and a stack of Ripkens he didn't have. In return he gave me a complete set of 1992 Stadium Club.
While I already had all of the base cards of my PC guys from the product I thought it would be fun to own all 900 cards. And now that I have it I thought I'd do a quick overview of the set, its design, and the cards that interested me the most.
Many thanks to Benjamin for a great trade, and I'll happily file this box away with the rest of my complete sets.