Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Trade Highlights

After my initial post, I realized that another way I can keep some content coming
is to post the results of some of the trades I've made.  I recently completed
a trade with Howard from Wanted: Baseball Cards.  Howard is a genuinely nice
guy and a generous trader.  If you have some time, check out his blog:
Wanted: Baseball Cards
.  I was able to send Howard about 50 or so cards
that he needed for his sets and he graciously sent me over 150(!) cards for mine.
Thanks for the trade Howard! Some highlights:

Would the real John Smoltz please step forward?

This 1990 Donruss MVP bonus card shows the initial error version on the left with
a picture of Tom Glavine. On the right is the corrected version showing the real
John Smoltz which I received in the trade. These bonus cards were only found in
wax packs. It's interesting to see the youthful smiles here. They certainly had
no idea what great success the next 10 years would bring. Quite a run for them both.

2009 Topps

This trade also netted me a very large chunck of the cards I'm missing from 2009
Topps. I just wanted to highlight them by showing some of the cards that showcase
the outstanding photography with this set.

Juan Pierre laying out for a sinking liner and Reggie Abercrombie bringing a crushing
blow to Chris Ianetta.

Love the fact that they were able to get the ball in flight coming out of Barmes
hand as if turning a double play. Adam Lind no doubt connecting on a "Big Fly".

Reynolds going to his left to no doubt rob a base hit. Maddux demonstrating his
classic pitching motion.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

In the beginning

Hello and welcome to my home on the web for card trading.  I plan to use this blog as a means for fellow traders to easily follow and keep up with my collecting wantlists.  I am by no means an effective writer, but I may try and post something on occasion that is interesting or funny.  We'll see how that goes.

Mainly this will just focus on my wantlists though.  As anything changes, I'll post an update as to what changed and anyone following will be notified as to the change.  If you see something that you can help me out with, please feel free to contact me we'll see if we can make a deal.  I'm a reputable trader and have excellent trade ratings at both Trading Card Central and The Bench.  Just look for me as 'halos17' at both sites.  Additionally I have traded with several of the more popular card bloggers out there.

My collection is unfortunately heavy on mid to late 80's and early 90's stuff which is when I was a kid.  I picked up collecting again in 2001-2002 and left but came back to the hobby again in 2008 and have been moderately active since then.  I'm a big fan of Donruss and Topps and art-based cards such as the Diamond Kings, Gallery, and Masterpieces series.  I'm just starting to get back to finishing off some player collections which I started when I was young.   Those include Wally Joyner, Reggie Jackson, Tim Salmon, and George Brett.

I look forward to the trading possibilities that this blog may bring.  I may not post much, but hopefully that doesn't keep you from following.

Let's trade!