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Monday, February 27, 2012

I got my 2011 Topps Diamond Die Cuts Today

After several days of not getting any mail, I finally got a good bit today.  I got some sportlots pickups, a trade and my first of two packages from Topps for the 2011 Diamond Giveaway.  In the package from Topps were my Diamond Die Cuts, my 2011 set that I won and a free pack of cards from the 70s or 80s.  I was lucky enough to get a pack of 1988 Topps.  Whoopeeee!

Onto the Diamond Die Cuts.  I really like these cards.  I started off 2011 by unlocking a DDC of Bob Gibson and Thurman Munson.  I flipped and flipped those two cards and ended up with 6 of them:
 

I was offered all kinds of things for this Hank Greenberg, but once I had gotten it for the Gibson, I held onto it because Greenberg was a beast!  I am glad I kept it, that's for sure.  The cards were a lot thicker than I thought they would be and they came with a protective film over them.  I left the film on all but one of the cards.
Another Hall of Famer I got was this really cool Reggie Jackson.  I like the old school A's jersey.
I don't remember, but I traded something for 3 Orioles DDCs.  I ended up with Nick Markakis, Adam Jones and Mark Reynolds.
 I think what I traded was a 1952 Topps of someone.  I know, I should have kept the 1952, but I really wanted the Orioles.  Since Jones and Markakis wer eincluded in the trade, I went ahead and pulled off the deal.
I took the protective film off of the Reynolds because it was kind of wadded up at the bottom.  The cards look great, but for now, I'm going to keep them the way they are.

The one DDC that I'm SURE I will sell of trade is this Ricky Romero.  I tried to trade it on the Diamond Giveaway trade page, but no one was biting for what I wanted.  Oh well, I know there has to be a blogger or someone at the card show who will want it.

So, in my mind, the 2011 DDCs were very awesome.  I am very disappointed that the cards are so much harder to get in this year's Golden Giveaway.  I used 33 codes and didn't get a single card this year.  Fail!!
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