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An Ernie Banks Slab and Roosevelt Brown Autograph in a NAFTA Trade

NAFTA in the hobby world is an ongoing free trade agreement with @TheHobbySpyder. We have traded packages back and forth for well over a year. Let him know if you are interested in starting your own NAFTA swap.

A total of 41 Cubs baseball cards were in this package. Cards included Ryne Sandberg, Mark Grace, Willson Contreras, Greg Maddux, and more.

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One of the Ryno cards was an insert from 1992 Fleer. It was the Lumber Company insert set which was a pretty cool insert set from the early 1990’s.

Another new 2020 Topps card came. It’s from the 35th anniversary insert set featuring the 1985 Topps design.

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I like the photo Topps used for Willson Contreras. Just a posed image with him in the catching position with a ball in the mitt. Simple, but different.

I’m a sucker for random autograph cards, and here is a Roosevelt Brown from 2000 Team Best. Brown played four seasons in Major League Baseball (1999 to 2002) – all with the Chicago Cubs.

Finally, a slabbed Ernie Banks card. The 1975 Topps set had a subset of former league MVP’s. Ernie Banks and Nellie Fox were the Most Valuable Players in the American and National Leagues in 1959.

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I’ve never heard of World Class Grading, and generally on companies like this I take the actual grade with a grain of salt. I did scan over this card and it does have sharp corners and appears well centered. I’m not well-versed on grading, but this is a pretty clean card. Not sure what PSA or Beckett would grade this…likely not a 10, but a slabbed Ernie is still really cool.

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