I remember a time when I first got back into collecting cards, way back in the fall of 2010. During that time, I had to start my collection over from scratch. I didn't have a bunch of GUs or autos to trade. I didn't even have any that were in my PC. I had to start ripping packs and buying some on ebay. I eventually was able to amass a solid PC of GUs and autos in a short amount of time. I was able to pick up some trade bait along the way.
Having some solid GUs and autos as trade bait seems to lead to bigger trades. I love acquiring autographed cards of Dodgers. I busted a box of some Upper Deck Masterpieces awhile back and sent BA Benny a couple hits from my break. He then sent me a handful of nice Dodger cards.
I don't have much to say about Brazoban. I only picked it up because it was a Dodger auto and it made me remember how fat Brazoban looked on the mound. One of the charms of watching baseball is seeing a guy play a professional sport at its highest level, yet look out of shape.