I've been writing this blog now for almost 4 years. There have been two unexpected pleasures from doing this. One is the opportunity to make trades with other collectors. Really, that hadn't occurred to me when I started. Since card shops are near to non-existent here in the Houston area, I never meet other collectors. The other is that sometimes, someone will just send me some cards in the mail. I got a package from Rod at Padrographs the other day. He's in the midst of a Card Givaway. You should check it out. Rod didn't take part in my 2011 Summer Clearance Trade (my way of clearing out cards I don't want) so I've got a pile of Padres cards to send him. Here are my favorites from what he sent.
2010 Topps Turkey Red #23 Mike Schmidt
2003 Donruss Estrellas #37 Jeff Bagwell
2011 Bowman Chrome Futures #12 Jonathan Singleton
2011 Bowman Chrome Refractor #77 Hunter Pence
2011 Topps Gypsy Queen Mini #47 Jimmy Rollins
2011 Topps Diamond Anniversary HTA #16 Mike Schmidt