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:
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.|
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.