First is a 57 Gene Stephens. This card actually started in my portfollio as a 56 Jake Martin. I tried and tried to trade Jake for a 56 Bob Porterfield because that was the last 56 Red Sox I needed but I never got a taker. I tried for older Red Sox and never got a taker so I settled for a Red Sox that was only one year newer. Was I happy with the condition? You bet. Probably because I don't really care about the condition of 50s cards. But actually this is probably one of the best conditioned 57s I own.
The second and last card I had shipped was this 72 Mike Nagy. I lucked into the Nagy. See the Troll had so many MCG cards he wasn't having them all shipped. So rather than leave a 72 card for Topps to give away this year he offered it up first come first serve. I gave him a 06 National, an 80 Cardinal, and a 2001 something or other for the Nagy. I do pay attention to condition on 70s cards but not on 72s. (or 71s) I don't really like the design but I must own them all so I take them how I can get them. And 3 common cards for a 72 is a great way to get one. The condition from Topps was really good and is once again one of the better looking cards in my team set.
From all the comments I got from an earlier post I think I will be seeing lots of MCG delivery posts from others real soon.
Oh, and I know I told you when it happened but thank you again Marck for the trade!!