Sunday, January 3, 2016

Goals, Trades and Contests - OH MY!

Happy New Year!  I hope your holidays were peaceful, joyful and filled with good cheer!  I've been under the weather with no desire to even log on to the laptop.  It seems like only a couple months ago I bragged about being caught up with trade posts.  Pride goeth before a fall. By mid-December, I was buried by generosity from so many of you.  Posts will be forth-coming, and coming, and coming...

I've been pondering my hobby goals recently.  One thing that must change is how I send trade packages.  For example, this past month I shipped to three different gentlemen named Adam.   I'm honestly not sure if the contents reached their correct destination.  I know these were delivered...but to which Adam?  Did each Adam get the cards intended for him, or those of another Adam?   Only Adam knows.  I think I'll limit shipping to no more than five packages and one Adam at a time.

I'll also be updating my want list with specifics.  I still enjoy blind trades but also plan to offer a trade bait page to encourage a card for card exchange.  Plans are to have my want list and bait page updated by the end of 2016.  I like hard deadlines.

 Let's begin the trade portion of this post with an envelope filled with some homemade holiday cheer.  Baseball Card Breakdown's defgav spread some joy around and was kind enough to include me:
1993 Action Packed          2015 Pro Debut


2000 Gold Label
2015 Bowman Chrome auto

These are sweet new additions to my collection!  But there was another card, numbered 11/12.  Gavin has too much fun as this card reveals:

 I certainly laughed aloud at the sight.  LaMarr would be flattered to know he is still bringing joy to baseball fans - at least twelve of us anyway.  Gavin, you're too much!  Thank you!

SH from ATBATT spread PWE love around the card-o-sphere this Christmas.  I'm not sure how I was chosen as a recipient of his goodness but am grateful!  I collect Jackie Robinson and he had a few to share:


All nice additions to the JR pc!  I hope to repay your thoughtfulness with some Dodger Blue soon!  Thank you and Happy New Year!

 The Night Owl came calling as well.  Greg sent a nice selection of Tigers and a little JR too.  Here's a sampling:



 


Ron was serving 5-15 years for armed robbery before his baseball redemption.

NO wrote that he hoped these did the trick.  I'd say yes, these were a treat!  Thanks as always!!!

Only 20 trades or so left to share. At the rate I post, I should be caught up by mid-May. Any wagers?  No? How about a contest then?  Comment below and specifically mention you'd like a chance at this lovely sealed 1992 Classic Minor League Baseball Set:


Yes there are a LOT of young faces in this set who were never called up. There are also a few familiar faces: Jeter, Piazza, M  Ramirez, Damon, Delgado, Edmonds and more. High BV according to the omniscient Beckett is $25, with a breakdown value of $100.  You want a chance?  Two things: you must live in the USA and should comment specifically to say you want in on the Randomizer.  I'll end the contest sometime next Saturday afternoon, randomize twice and post the results a bit later in the evening.
 
Thanks for reading and sharing this hobby!  I enjoy collecting so much more now that we are friends! 

33 comments:

  1. Glad you got a kick out of LaMarr! And I wouldn't mind being thrown into the randomizer while I'm here. Thanks!

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    1. buckle your seat belt! thanks for joining the fun!

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  2. I love the James McCann card... it would be perfect for a "caption that card" post.
    Count me in on the randomizer for the Classic set!
    Happy New Year, Julie!

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    1. great card from the Night Owl! McCann is one of my favorite young catchers. You're in!

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  3. I would like to take my chances with the randomizer.

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  4. I want in on the randomizer...I love minor league cards! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  5. Count me in for the randomizer on this one please!

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  6. Glad you're feeling better.

    Classic is ... well, Classic.

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    1. Thanks again for the great selection of cards! I needed all the cards shown on the blog. The LeFlore is simply awesome!

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  7. My pleasure to share a bit with a fellow Jackie collector.
    I'm glad they arrived safely.

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    1. thank you much! A fun and welcome surprise!

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    1. Alright! If you are the lucky recipient, I'll mail it correctly the first time!

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  9. I would lIke a chance to be able win the Classic Best complete factory set, specifically.

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  10. I'll throw my name in the virtual hat.

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    1. It's a sombrero but that's a technicality. ;)

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  11. Throw me into that randomizer,too!Thanks for the opp!BTW- Lamar Hoyt looks like he's seen better days.

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    1. ah, Santa just had a long night. Good luck and thanks for joining!

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  12. I'm in, Julie! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  13. Thanks for the contest, Julie -- minor league cards are always cool!

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  14. contest is closed. randomizer results forthcoming.

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