I know some people hate trade posts. I however like them and read everyone of them that gets posted. I can't tell you how many new trade partners I have found just from looking at other peoples trade posts. Cards on Cards posted about a trade he made with a reader named Howard. So I contacted him and worked out a trade myself.
This Hanley Ramirez SP Variation card was the center piece of our trade. It seems Howard got a Heritage blaster full of varation cards and traded me this one and the Smoltz.
I also got this Manny from Howard. I'm not exactly sure what it is but it reminds me of a Heads Up card even though it is made by Topps.
I love mini cards. the 09 A&G mini cards haven't exactly been rolling in this year. These 4 gave me 7 for the year. (I got more in the mail soon afterwards, when it rains it pours) Last year I wrapped up the mini set before Thanksgiving. It is now after new Years and I am still a long way form having them all.
On a different note I hated this years A&G design. (maybe that is why i didn't pursue the minis as hard this year) BUt I have to say the black bordered cards are totally different. Not only are they better than the boring black bordered cards from last year they make this years plain jane A&G look great. The colored backgrounds scream or a black border. I don't have any bordered cards from last year but I plan on at some poing getting all of the 09 ones. Well the Sox anyway.
Thanks for the cards Howard. I hope you Cubs made it t you safe and sound.