Thursday, November 8, 2012

Trade #22: kind of an ironic number

Here's a hopefully quick post on a pretty quick trade. Adam, the World Series Champions Giants fan who runs ARPSmith's Sportscard Obsession, posted about a jumbo box break of Topps update. Lot of stuff for trade, but nothing that showed my boys. At the bottom, though, he commented that his only relic hit was of a Red and he would have preferred one of his beloved Giants swatches from the All Star game. Conveniently, about two hours prior, I had pulled a Sandoval relic card he sought. Easiest trade ever. After the standard emails, I pulled a few extra cards and got ready to pack it up. Good timing by Adam, though, in taking a day or so to get me his mailing address. I picked up a couple rack packs and damned if I didn't pull a Matt Cain relic for him as well. So the two relics, and a few Giants cards are off to Adam. Just received his package, and those two AS relics transformed into...

YUMMY! My only relic at this point of Thome is as a Phillie. No offense, Julie, but it sucks (in a sense). Now I have a Sox Thome, and the card looks better in hand than from the scan. Check out the pinstripe peeking out on the Quentin.

Thanks Adam. Pretty cool how a couple emails magically change relics from blue to white/gray.


  1. Glad you enjoyed the cards and I really appreciate the Giants you sent my way! Thanks.

  2. I'm not sure I've ever seen one of those Thome cards. That style of relic that is. White Sox cards always look better in black.