Starting out, we catch up with a trade from AJ of The Lost Collector. I mentioned to Gavin (of Baseball Card Breakdown) that I had a card I was looking to offload, and he suggested that I reach out to AJ, so that's exactly what I did.
A nice collection of Hall of Famers (Mr Cub and the Hawk), a couple PC guys (flying Darwin Barneys are the best Darwin Barneys, Castro turning a double play, funnyman Ryan Dempster), and a couple additions to my Cubs All-Time list (Beef Welington, Dolis).
The Barney and Castro cards make me want to start a new collection... Players defying gravity:
Speaking of the marquee, nice job, Topps. It was green. Not red.
I'm a sucker for relics, so the Sammy swatch is just swell!
AJ also hit some of my non-Cubs PCs (which I'm currently working on cataloging). Quite the group of All Stars! I was trying to find another category to put them all in, such as Silver Sluggers, but Votto missed out there. Gold Gloves? Trout and Mad Bum missed those.
MadBum came out of a 2015 issue of SI Kids (which I should start grabbing for the kiddos). I'm working on the puzzle set for Buster Posey (2012 Triple Play). Trout, Goldy, Joey and Yadi all find new homes in the PC's. Lets hope we never see Goldy in a Mets uniform, as the orange doesn't work for him (although, knowing the DBacks, it could make its way into their colorways in the future).
Many of these catch up posts will be like this... once I get on a "current" posting schedule, i'll likely have more entertaining stuff to post :D