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I have only redeemed 21 codes in the 2011 Topps Diamond Giveaway so it's no surprise that I've yet to unlock a diamond die cut, much less the Hunter Pence die cut. Knowing I wasn't going to enter many more codes this year I decided to attempt a trade for the card.
I ended up offering 12 (I don't remember the exact number but that's close enough) cards ranging from 1967-1987. Most of which were from 1967-1976. I don't have much interest in vintage at this time so I thought it'd be wise to give my best offer and hope it worked. I'm happy to say it did and last night I was surprised to log into my account and see the Pence DDC added to my collection.
I haven't requested shipping yet as I'm waiting on a few more trade offers before I do but I'm extremely excited to get this card. I know some of you may think I'm dumb for trading away vintage cards when I could have kept them and just bought the Pence on eBay for cheap. The truth is I wouldn't have cared much for those vintage cards and maybe by trading them they'll find a home that thinks the world of them.