Sunday, July 7, 2013


This ain't no bull ship either friends.  I mean it.
I just pulled off a huge
block buster
ain't happening again
So back in May I decided I wanted to go after the 2010 Topps 206 Mini Relic Booklets.  It's a set of 25 and each card is numbered to /99.  To me the idea of having this as a complete set puts me in rare company as I think it'd be near impossible for others to have a complete set as well.  Now I don't assume I'll have a one of a kind complete set collection once I have it completed, but I do know that no more then 99 people could possibly have one and that I'm sure would be impossible.  So maybe less then 25 people with a complete set.
I'll consider that rare company.
Today I woke up with only 2 out of 25 in the set.  Before I could finish my morning coffee that number jumped significantly!
I saw a HUGE lot of these bad boys on Ebay and decided what the hell... let me see if this guy is willing to do a trade.  I couldn't believe my ears when he got back to me and said "yes".  Now, this trade wasn't going to be a run of the mill trade.  I had to pull out some of my heavy hitters and give up some gems from the collection.  So before I let you all in on what I'm getting from this... here is what I gave up. 
It's a lot
First I dealt 4 of my 2012 Topps Tribute pulls including a Paul O'Neill World Series Swatches to /25, Troy Tulowitzki Position of Power dual relic to 99, and a Starlin Castro Auto and Eduardo Nunez Auto both to 99.

Then I threw in my Hall of Famers including 2 different Roberto Clemente Relics (Adam, I know you'll read this and I'm sorry but I had to man... I'll get another one I'm sure!) My Lou Gehrig 2010 Topps Update Bat Barrel /25 SP, and my 2002 Brooks Robinson Sweet Spot Classic Signature

Follow that up with my Super Star lot. Including the case hit 2011 Tier 1 Top Tier Evan Longoria auto /99, 2011 Topps Lineage Giant Relic Evan Longoria /64, a 2011 Topps Marquee Ryan Braun quad patches to /25, and lastly a 2012 Ichiro Golden Moments relic to /99.

Round it out with my up and coming stars lot including 2011 Topps Marquee Elvis Andrus Auto to /75, 2013 Topps Chasing the Dream Mike Trout bat relic, 2010 Topps Pro Debut Brett Lawrie Jumbo Swatch /199, and 2009 SP Authentic By The Letter Daniel Murphy auto to /30.

Lastly to top it all of I kicked in this 2012 Legends of the Hall Jim Catfish Hunter 1/4 Graded 9 autograph from Historic Autographs.
17 2010 Topps 206 Mini Booklet Relics
Check it out!
 This lot was loaded with all of the top cards I needed! Pujols/Howard and Pujols/Ichiro... Jones and Markakis.  The only one I told him to keep from this picture was the Ramirez and Rollins which I already have.

In all I now have 19 out of 25!
Only 6 more to go for a complete set.  So here is what I need left!  If you know ANYONE who has one of them let me know so I can see if I can work out a deal!
MBR5 Joe Mauer and Johnny Bench
MBR10 Tim Lincecum and Roy Halladay
MBR12 Chase Utley and Ryan Howard
MBR13 Shin-Soo Choo and Grady Sizemore
MBR19 CC Sabathia and Andy Pettitte
MBR22 Hunter Pence and Josh Hamilton
Of these 6 I really want to get my hands on that Mauer and Bench!
Once I complete the set
(and I will complete this set)
I plan to put them in a really nice frame for display.
Do you think I'm crazy for doing this trade!?
Put it in the comments!
Thanks for reading!
Stay tuned for another trade in the works for another Lineage relic.
Till next time


  1. You are a beast, Woogie!

  2. Wow. I can't say I'd do this trade, especially get rid of those HOF hits, but those 206 booklets are really sweet. Love the Pudges one. It's almost always worth it to work toward a great set.

  3. Sad to see the case hit Longo auto go, but congrats on landing cards you wanted!

    Personally, I wouldn't have made the trade, but all that matters is you're fine with it.

  4. Those Topps 206 Mini Booklet Relics would be great on the wall for everyone see how beautiful they are!