I completed my fourth trade with Mark from Collector's Crack. You can find the first here, the second here, and the third here. In exchange for an A.J. Hawk green swatch and the final card he needed to complete 2012 Topps Series 1, Mark sent me a handful of new additions to my Kemp, Kershaw, and Russ Martin PCs.
First up, a sweeeeeet manufactured leather nameplate of The Bison. These are so much more awesome in person than I originally thought. I'm not against manufactured relics of any kind, but I don't consider them hits, don't want companies to consider them in place of actual hits, and don't seek them out. But I'm more than happy to trade for one. A welcome addition to my Matty collection.
Next up, cognac parallels of a pair of the troika of Plaschke favorites, as well as the two base pickups below. As per his usual, Russ' cards never fail to impress in the photo selection department.
Finally, a gold parallel - # 0066/2010 - of the 2011 NL Cy Young Award Winner. The three Claytons bring me to a total of 125 unique Kid Ks! The Russ is my first 2012 card of the former Dodger backstop.
Thanks for the great trade Mark, and enjoy your honeymoon!