Next up is a trade with Gavin over at Baseball Card Breakdown. I hope every one reading this is already following his blog, and if you are not the please do so.
Gavin posted some trade bait cards awhile back and I saw something I liked. Apparently, there was another time even a little further back where he did this and I responded about being interested in something. I did not remember the first time, but Gavin did and still had that card on hand. Kudos to you, sir.
We were able to work out a larger trade as I had some cards for his set needs and his various player collections.
I was probably most intrigued by the Ron Swoboda card below. It is from the 2004 Topps Retired Signature set. I believe that this set was a high-end version of Topps Archives. While Topps Archives uses old card designs for current and retired players, Topps Retired used that year's design for retired players. I would not mind if Topps continued with this type of release. Maybe leave retired players out of the Topps Archives release and put out a set just of retired players using the current Topps design?
All said and done, this was a great trade and very much appreciated! Thanks Gavin!