So, I've been trying my hand at this blogging thing for almost a full month thus far, though you wouldn't be able to tell from the total number of posts I've written so far. I did however, recently complete my second trade since starting this endeavor. Shortly before the holidays I contacted William from the great blog, Foul Bunt. I had been reading for a while and thought I might have some Orioles cards that he would appreciate. We sent a few messages back and forth and finally put together trade packages to mail out. I received a bubble mailer from him earlier this week that had some great additions for my former Durham Bulls collection.
This package was heavy on Longoria cards, most of which I needed since I only started collecting him after seeing him play in Durham on a rehab assignment. I particularly like the die-cut cards in this shot, but I like the Saberstars card since it focuses on a relatively new statistical category that hasn't been seen too often on cardboard yet.
I didn't have either of the ToppsTown inserts. In fact, I had no idea there were two different versions. William also dug out an Anthony Rendon Power Players(since for some inexplicable reason, I have been collecting him and fellow Nats infielder Ian Desmond) and a few other former Bulls. Lastly are two Matt Moore parallels that I needed. He's still one of my favorite former Bulls to collect even though he's been out recovering from Tommy John surgery. My Moore collection has actually grown quite a bit while he's been on the shelf. I was happy to see this Topps gold fall out of the stack, but the biggest prize in the pack was yet to come.
This red ice parallel from this year's Bowman looks really cool, but the real draw was the number found on the back...
I know there are plenty of other parallels out there numbered to fewer than 25 copies, but this happens to be the lowest serial numbered Moore card that I've been able to add to my collection. The previous card to hold that distinction was a 2013 Topps black parallel numbered /62.
So, all told, I was thrilled to see the cards that he picked to send over to me. Thanks for all of the great cards William, I'm looking forward to trading with you again in the future. I hope you enjoy the box I sent your way!