A couple days ago I received a trade package from Joe over at The Sandlot. I sent him several of the Mets that he needed from the 2013 Topps base and insert sets. I won't bore you with all the flagship cards that he sent other than this one:
#115 Target red.
I might get fancy and put some kind of tracker in the sidebar to keep score of my progress on this rainbow thing.
Joe also sent a stack of cards that I'm largely unfamiliar with. Most come from the years that I was out of the hobby. However these beauties come from the '96 Pacific Crown Collection, a brand that I sometimes collected as a teen:
#s 1, 2, 15, 16, 17
Honestly, I don't remember this set but I'm really liking what I see. Joe may have gathered from previous posts that I absolutely love cards with full bleed pictures. The Braves occupy cards 1-18 in the set, probably a tribute to their '95 World Series victory. I love sets that keep teams together AND in alphabetical order I'm definitely interested in pursuing the rest of these. Now you see how easily I am swayed. Thanks for the trade Joe!!
I also won these on ebay:
I previously said I wouldn't be buying any retail parallels but I couldn't resist the price. I got these four for less than $2. That includes shipping. I'm now half-way finished with the blues. Want lists have been updated accordingly.