Although this package arrived today, the trade was initiated in 2012, so I will not count it towards my 2013 goal.
This trade was courtesy of Nick over at Dime Boxes - - The Low End Baseball Card Collector's Journey. I found quite a few 2012 Topps Update (41 to be exact) that I needed for my set. In return, I sent a mixture of Matt Cain, Andrew McCutchen, Giancarlo (Mike) Stanton, and David Freese base and insert cards, as well as a few assorted 2012 Topps Gold parallels.
In addition to helping to put a dent in my 2012 Topps Update set, Nick also included some bonus cards for my Yankees, Twins, and Braves team collections, as seen below:
If you haven't read Nick's blog, make sure you take some time and check it out. He has a real appreciation for baseball history and provides a refreshing view of the hobby.
Thanks again for the trade, Nick, and I look forward to trading with you again soon!
Until next time,