Drew’s Cards Are Now My Cards
March 4th, 2010 by slangon

It seems like I had gone on an unintentional trading hiatus for a while there. I guess I was caught up in The Year of Vintage. The past few weeks however I have worked out a number of trades, mostly in an attempt to actually finish the 2010 Topps set. I haven’t gone out of my way to finish a Topps base set probably since I was about 12 years old. I’m sure me chasing the 2010 set has more to do with that dang Givaway than trying to get the set, but at this point I’m so close I might as well finish what I started.

Anyway, one of the trades I worked out was with Drew from the aptly titled Drew’s Cards. The trade was nothing earth shattering, just a good old fashioned I’ll give you some 2010 Topps you need in exchange for some 2010 Topps I need type of trade. Of course, being the good guy he is, Drew threw in some extras for me.

Aside from the promised 2010 Topps cards that I needed, he included a couple of 2009 Topps Magic Football cards, a 2009 Goudey Cole Hamels, and these two beauties:

Now, I’m well aware that these U.S. State cards are old news, but it’s been a while since I dusted any of them off and took a look at them, which is a shame since they’re such beautiful looking cards. I guess a few years back Topps, as well as Upper Deck started putting thick-ass cards into their packs in an attempt to deter people from pack searching. It seems that they were initially either just thick white cards or advertisement cards. At some point someone got the bright idea to actually give them purpose and make them either parallels, like Topps did in 206 and the last version of Mayo Football, or inserts, like they did in 2008 Allen & Ginter.

Personally, I’m not a big fan of the idea of parallel versions of the same card, but they really nailed it with these U.S. State cards. It’s a sort of large checklist for an insert set, but it’s still manageable, especially considering they came 1 per pack. It’s an interesting concept, pairing ball players with their home state. The flags are cool looking. Most importantly, the cards themselves look incredible. Imagine that, actually making a great looking card instead of worrying how much shiny stuff or jersey swatches you can cram into it. What will they think of next?

Thanks to Drew for the cards and for reminding me about a great insert set that I had sort of forgotten about.

One Response to “Drew’s Cards Are Now My Cards”

  1. Glad you liked the cards!

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