Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Delivery Time! 2x3 Heroics!

One of the major things that I hope to accomplish by the end of the summer* is to have my want list whittled down to a manageable size.  Hopefully that will mean that I will have completed a bunch of sets by the end of August.

*no need to rush things

Although August is quite a ways off, I've made some solid progress toward shortening my want list over the past week or so.  One of my latest trades with Jeff from 2 by 3 Heroes didn't exactly finish off one of my sets, but it did get me a bit closer on a pair of Allen & Ginter mini sets that I'm working on.

First, from last year's Topps Allen & Ginter set:  Two new minis.

Wandy Rodriguez & Aramis Ramirez are now mine, mine, mine!

It's hard to believe it, but I'm actually now at the point where it is conceivable that I might finish off the regular back 2012 mini set!  I'm only missing 38 more cards:
Reg. back minis:  2, 11, 12, 29, 34, 39, 42, 45, 91, 96, 97, 103, 108, 127, 131, 135, 145, 156, 171, 179, 181, 182, 189, 195, 197, 199, 203, 220, 221, 245, 262, 288, 289, 294, 295, 299 326, 336
Going back to 2009, Jeff helped me inch closer to a second Allen & Ginter mini set that I'm working on still.

Unlike the 2012 mini set, I'm extremely close to finishing off the '09 mini set.  In fact, thanks to my newest addition from Jeff (this Ervin Santana)...

...I now only need 8 more minis before my set is complete!  For posterity, here are the 2009 Ginter regular back minis that I need:
Regular back mini: 47, 134, 159, 176, 205, 264, 277, 307
Oh yeah, did I mention that Jeff helped to inflate my ego a bit with a nice note that he included in the trade package?

No wonder I need such a big hat to fit over my noggin'.

Thanks for the trade Jeff!  My Ginter mini collection thanks you as well!  As usual, if anyone else would like to trade, check out what remains on my want list and make an offer!


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