Brad is a reader who contacted me to help out with my wantlist, specifically my list of eight cards that I still needed to finish the 2012 Archives '71-style set. I sent him a few inserts from the Archives set (and some other stuff, I think), and he sent me...
these cards, and the final six others to finish the mini-set!
MISSION COMPLETE! Hunter Pence is showing you the pose I made after sliding those cards into their place in the binder.
He also sent over a couple of Gypsy Queen cards that I had on the want list. I'm not collecting that set, but there are a few players that I wouldn't mind having from this set. Kurt Suzuki and I went to Cal State Fullerton (Orange County, CA) at the same time, although I never saw him play (only went there my freshman year, didn't catch any games). Because of this (and the fact that he's a catcher), he's one of the few non-Padres that I look for in newer sets.
He also sent over a few Padres to fatten up the package. It's cool to have completed that '71 style set, even if it took a little longer than I thought it would (for only 50 cards). Glad to have readers that want to trade!
Thanks for reading. Don't forget to join the All-Star contest that's going on a few posts before this one.