today was the trading deadline. the non-waiver trading deadline, to be precise. there's no deadline on trading cards, but there probably is a proper timeframe for posting about those trades. i may have missed the boat on some of these.
not really a trade in the traditional sense, but i did trade a small amount of money for some cards as part of colbey's cardboard collections affordable breaks.
the first one featured 1994 pacific, and i chose the dodgers which netted me some nice cards including jody reed
my assigned team was the blue jays, which resulted in another back side double play with roberto alomar's card
two alomars for the price of one.
the other affordable break i joined featured 2002 upper deck diamond collection and 2003 upper deck 40 man. i wound up with a card from 2003 upper deck vintage update (included in packs of 40 man) of current manager dave roberts
it turns out that i already had a complete team set of 2003 40 man - it's 2002 40 man that is lacking in my collection. oh well, it was an affordable break after all. here's jolbert cabrera
perhaps the beginning of jim tracy's affinity for players named ja(y)son, here's jason romano
finally, here's adrian beltre
mark hoyle sent me some cards, including this derek jeter double play turn
and this 2016 topps photo variation xander bogaerts card.
back to the trades, tom from angels in order sent me some dodgers. you don't see 1985 donruss on the blogs much, so here's dave anderson's card
hey kids! you too may become a big leaguer - alfredo griffin made it, and look at his swing on this 1991 fleer ultra card
i needed this 2016 topps update walmart rookie insert of kenta maeda
if topps starts using the 1988 design in archives before 1978 i will assume that 1978 will never be used.
plus some bay area dusty baker cards for my post-dodger pc of johnnie b.
jon at penny sleeve for your thoughts reached out with some 2017 topps buybacks
tim, known as tshenson in your comment section, sent a bunch of dodgers in exchange for indians which included a 2016 topps gypsy queen corey seager rookie
thanks to all for the great cards!
i also need to mention that bo at baseball cards come to life sent me some 2002 topps 206 for my set build, although i forgot to scan the cards. thanks bo!
i've still got some trade bounty from nick at dime boxes, matt at bob walk the plank, and julie at a cracked bat to show off (plus a one-card pwe from mr. haverkamp), so i'm not done thanking everyone yet...