Just a quick "look what I got" trade post. Made a trade with a member of the trading group I've been part of the longest. Mr. William McCaleb sent me this congregation of cardboard that was the most diverse I've received in a good while. It hit several obscure parts of my collection - a couple of which hadn't changed in a while and a new one that I started with this delivery.
2013 Allen & Ginter Ripken insert - Ginter inserts will be on my wants until I stop collecting or they stop making A&G.
2009 Topps Mayo Pedroia & 2009 Topps Heritage Lowe SP - these are both from the same set. Dustin is the last of the Mayo inserts that are "numbered" with "TME" (the Target versions). I need all ten of the "WME" (Wal-Mart) versions.
More Ginter - this time 2012 Short Prints. They will stay on my lists longer than the inserts I'm sure. But at least they're not as hard or expensive to get as Heritage SPs.
Speaking of Heritage again, these are the first 2021 Heritage I own, and I only want two more - the WS highlights with Vida Blue and Gene Tenace. These are for player collections (and the Space binder.)
Now it's gonna get weird - Golden Age mini Baseball Caramels Red and Carolina Brights green versions. Scanning was easy because I had an extra Caramels blue one so I got the front while showing the new back versions all at the same time. Surprised me that the red one is the first of my player collection guys I have in this color. Still looking for Fisk, Keith Hernandez and Apollo 11 in the crimson, as well as others of those.
A 1999 SP Top Prospects of one Michael Jordan in a Birmingham Barons uniform with a bat! This is one of five Retrospectives of Jordan that make up half of the insert set. The first five are Ken Griffey Jr. with the San Bernadino Spirit.
Now we're over the top. From the 1993 Marvel Skybox series, these two Red Mirror Finish inserts cut my want list in half. Just Need Spider-Man 2099 and "The Specialist" to take these out. Toughest part is going to be finding where I've put this set box.
And finally, if you've just started watching the NBC series "The Endgame", you know who this is. The lovely Morena Baccarin graces this "Women of Serenity" diecut. She played Inara Serra in the sci-fi series Firefly (and the movie Serenity). This kicks off another non-sport mini collection of her which really only contains a few other cards. She was also in Stargate SG1 and Gotham, but most of those cards are autographs that go for about $300 if you can find them.
Thanks to Mr. McCaleb for a great trade!