Tonight’s trade review comes courtesy of Brannon via Facebook group Keep It Real. Brannon and I also did a swap in 2014. We exchanged 496 Atlanta Braves cards for Chicago Cubs.
In this box came five Javier Baez cards.
And how about the “Ryno Count?” There are 17 Ryne Sandberg cards here.
Much to my surprise were another 17 cards. These of Kris Bryant. A few are new to the collection including the Gypsy Queen Fortune Teller and the Stickers.
Speaking of Stickers, Bryant wasn’t the only Sticker new to the collection. There was a stack of 2016 Topps stickers including Addison Russell, Kyle Schwarber, Jason Heyward and more.
More Topps First Pitch cards appeared in this package including Bonnie Hunt.
Bonnie served me a couple Bud Lights at Kerry Wood’s fundraiser last week (here shown with John Cusack).
Speaking of last weekend, I spent about an hour with Bob Dernier and his wife in the hotel bar. Here’s a 1985 Topps Dernier, one part of the Cubs “Daily Double.”
And Bobby D even let me try on his 1983 Philadelphia Phillies World Series ring with the Chicago Cubs World Series ring he earned from the team.
Several rookies appeared throughout this box, including 2017 Topps Heritage High Number Ian Happ.
And a 2016 Studio Kyle Schwarber. The Studio releases were a great addition in the early 1990’s.
New additions also included some Topps Bunt cards of Andre Dawson and Jason Heyward.
Finally, here’s a new Lou Brock for the collection.
No, it’s not a 1962 Topps Rookie card. It’s a 2016 Topps Berger’s Best. I dislike these reprint cards that are difficult to decipher from the front picture alone.
Another great trade complete. Please reach out if you are looking to send me your Cubs.