How could you trade your gold spade for two great cards? Calling the ERT now.....
Just kidding congratulations to you.
My philosophy is, if I see a card I want, I'm going for it if I feel I have a reasonable chance. Life is too short to live always for tomorrow and not go after what you want because some dork on FICO tells you that you are a criminal if you apply for a credit card and leave their precious garden. Good for you for pursuing what you want in life.
I get a kick out of the garden fanatics there. If you have any inquiries, they say you will be declined for too many even if it's 2 or 3. If you don't have any they say you will drop your score if you get any. Bascially to them there is NO good time for you to apply for a card, though they love to tell you about their app sprees for 5 or 10 cards, but that's "different', they were drunk so it's ok. Actually as far as I'm concerned, it IS ok - it's their lives and their credit and really none of my business and I honestly couldn't care less. Do what's right for you and all.