I picked up a bunch of 2012 Topps base cards in my latest Zistle trade. I gave up some early 1980's cardboard in exchange. Not a bad deal. I'm starting to accumulate quite a bit of this product. The Ryan Braun card in the picture is #1 in the set. The text on the back of the card says that Braun plays ping pong with former NBA player Reggie Miller during the off-season. I wonder if that's true.
Here is the haul from my latest Zistle trade. I gave up a a bunch of mid-1980's Mets cards in exchange for some 2014 Bowman cards and some miscellaneous odds and ends. I barely have any 2014 Bowman so I'm glad to make this trade. I can never justify buying packs or boxes of Bowman since the product usually has a focus on prospects who will never play in the majors. Anyway, here is a look at the loot.
I recently opened a jumbo pack of 2015 Topps Series One. The pack contains 36 cards. The highlights are in the photo. I didn't really get anything too extraordinary. There were 4 insert cards. I think my favorite card is the Machado/Ripken insert. Otherwise, the remaining cards were the standard Topps fare.
I have been a New York Yankees fan for my entire life. I have collected baseball cards for over 20 years. I did take a brief hiatus from 1996 to 2004. Nine years is brief, right? I prefer cards made after 2004. I also prefer cards that measure 2.5 in. by 3.5 in. I also have a thing against baseball cards that don't feature a baseball player. I collect all teams and players, even the Red Sox.