Every now and again you get a trade package that is beyond good. Not only is a hit included. But, you also get a stack of cards that you didn't have before. Ben from Baseball Cards Rule sent me such a package. It was loaded with Dodgers that I needed for my collection. The package included a stack of Shawn Green cards that were from sets that I didn't own.
The early to mid 2000s was a dead zone as far as my collecting habits went. Shawn Green cards are kind of lacking in my PC. Even though there seems to be a lot of different cards made of the outfielder. Ben also included a nice stack of Eric Gagne cards. Most of these cards were new to me also. Gagne was one of my favorite Dodgers of the 2000s and his cards are lacking in my PC also. I should start busting some wax from the early 2000s. I missed a lot of sets that were produced in those years.
Besides from trading, I also have time to get cards through a contest. This contest was held at the blog, The Adventures of Napkin Doon. A blaster of the new Gypsy Queen was being broken and sent out to select winners. I haven't opened up any packs of Gypsy Queen yet. So, all these cards were new adds to my PC. I especially like the card of Ty Cobb. He was a hitting machine in his day. I like how he gets included in a ton of newer sets.