I completed my third trade with fellow Dodgers fan and fellow Greg Night Owl, of the world-renowned and truly fantastic Night Owl Cards. You can find our first trade here and our second swap here. For this third installment, in exchange for a Delwyn Young Fleer Mini RC and some randoms, I received a Carlos Santana 2011 Allen & Ginter Black-Bordered Mini I had my eye on.
Oh, what could have been. What could have been. Thanks Uncle Ned!
Thankfully my partner in this trade had scanned the Santana,
because my printer/scanner was on the fritz, and otherwise I may not have
been able to picture this beaut. And after just figuring out I had
access to a scanner, it had to go and possibly die.
(It lives, because it's a new printer/scanner).
Greg, always the generous card collector and trade partner, sent some sweet extras my way. Here are the highlights.
Woooo! A sweeeet Adrian Beltre 1997 Bowman Chrome RC. This is
certainly one of the more spiffy cards I've seen in a while, and one I
have never owned, so a big thanks to our nocturnal friend for sending
this along and giving me a nice surprise as I was thumbing through the
team bag full of goodness he sent along (and a special thanks to TMG for the scan I was able to pilfer).
A pair of new Kemps! Bronze and uber-shiny.
A new Clayton! Always happy to add a new Kershaw to the collection. Ditto for Matty, of course.
A half dozen new Russ Martins! All appreciated equally. The Ginter-back mini is from 2008, and pairs nicely with the black-bordered mini of Russ I have from the same year.
And finally, a pair of cards I did not previously own. Love both of the action shots. It's always fun to pick up Piazza cards, what with me being like 6ish during his Dodger heyday. A swell trip down memory lane.
As always, Night Owl outdid himself by leaps and bounds. Thanks for the fantastic cards Greg and the great PC help, I definitely owe you next time we trade! And I think I may just have a card you'd like, which should be arriving semi-shortly.