Similarly, I'm hoping to pick up the Hochevar and Fowler 2011 Topps Series 2 base and gold cards through a trade or two so that I can save my money to buy the more difficult to find parallels. Which is not to say that I wouldn't trade for the rarer parallels if anyone who reads this happens to find them. I most definitely would. I'm just not expecting that to happen.
|Obviously images were borrowed, as I wouldn't ask people to trade these to me if I already owned them. That would be silly.|
Also, while I'm thinking of it, I've seen two people list a "Sparkle" version of the Fowler card on eBay, but from the pictures they used in the item description, I can't seem to find the sparkle that (apparently) makes the card so very valuable. I also haven't found Fowler listed as a Sparkler in the couple of unofficial checklists I've looked at online. Anyone have information about this? Is there a Fowler Sparkle card? Or are the eBay sellers fibbing?
UPDATE: Tomahawk Chopping's Derek has agreed to trade me the base Hochevar card. Thanks Derek!
UPDATE II: I just spotted a Hochevar Diamond Anniversary card on the bay. I wasn't paying attention during Series 1, so are these more/less rare than the other parallels? Will I be able to trade for it like I hope to with the base and Gold? Or should I eventually try to buy it?