This hobby is great. As I attempt to collect one Million Cubs cards, even Cubs collectors are joining the cause.
In my latest trade, Cubs fan Jake in Missouri generously traded me 55 Cubs cards in exchange for a pile of Chase Utley cards.
And the hobby circle is smaller than we realize sometimes. As we exchanged Twitter messages leading up to our trade, we discovered a shared connection of working for the Peoria Chiefs during their affiliation with the Chicago Cubs. Jake was there a few years prior to my season in Peoria.
Despite this being a smaller trade, there was still approaching 10-percent new cards to my collection from this deal. There were some shiny cards, too.
Not much for bling, some cards to really get my attention. This 2013 Darwin Barney green Parallel is one of them.
Jorge Soler had a lot of promise coming up with the Cubs, and certainly had some exciting moments in Chicago. Here’s hoping Jorge gets back on track soon with the Royals. This mini 2013 Bowman Chrome Risin Thru the Ranks insert is another shiny one.
Here’s another Topps Parallel. This from 2017 Topps Opening Day, a Kyle Hendricks foil parallel.
Topps Opening Day is a product I stay away from, so it’s nice to get caught up through trades. Another new edition is this 2017 Opening Day Superstar Celebrations Addison Russell.
From 2011, this Marlon Byrd Topps 60 insert is also new to the collection.
Finally, a new Ben Zobrist. A 2016 Topps Heritage Award Winners insert.
Thanks for the trade, Jake!