Monday, August 12, 2019

Let's Make Some Trades!

Someone needs to update this stock photo and make it just dudes in their 40s. 

I have too many cards, and I need to find a way to get rid of them. I've said this many times over the past... well... many years. I think I've finally pushed things over the top again after purchasing a box of roughly 3000 cards for $10 at this past weekend's card show. I am not interesting in keeping 99% of them. It will be fun to go through the cards, however, and I'd like to put these (and other) cards in the hands of people who will appreciate them more.

Here are some of the sets we're talking about:

  • 2002 Donruss Diamond Kings
  • 2004 Donruss Classics
  • 2001 Donruss Studio
  • 2004 Donruss Team Heroes
  • 2003 Donruss Team Heroes
  • 2003 Donruss Champions
  • 1997 Topps Stadium Club
  • 2004 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites
  • 2004 Fleer Tradition 

That's not all there is, but you get the point. I also have stuff from other sets (late '00s Allen & Ginter primarily) that is completely unsorted from Erin's stuff because she stopped collecting pretty much everything not named Altuve or Yadi some time ago.

This is all primarily base cards, but I have plenty (plenty!) of other things including recent cards and inserts and so forth to augment any sort of trade package.

If we've never traded before, or if we've traded before, but it's been awhile -- let's get something going! Point me to your want lists. Or just tell me what team you like if you want a bunch of random mostly-not-from-1990 cards. And if we exchange stuff all the time, I'll probably send stuff your way anyway. I do appreciate those want lists, though!

One important thing to note... I'm not really looking for even trades, exactly. I just want to have a place to send this stuff. I do always appreciate something in return, even if it's in a plain white envelope.

Speaking of PWEs, let's tear through a couple more while we're here. Twitter guy @Markhoyle4 dropped this special Utz branded Paul DeJong card on me back in April without warning. This is the best kind of plain white envelope to receive in the mail. (There are some I want to light on fire, but they don't contain cards.) I had my very first bag of Utz chips pretty recently, and it was pretty delicious. I don't think they are easy to find on the west coast (I first heard of the brand from Mad Men, actually), so I had to snatch up a bag when I saw it. I doubt we ever got the bags that contained free cards, sadly.

Back in the early part of this big league season, AJ of The Lost Collector sent a PWE containing a cool orange parallel of Jack Flaherty. Jack has had some tough luck in the run support department, but he still looks like a future ace to me.

And here are some more cards from back in April that were needs at the time, including Miles "Mik" Mikolas on his not at all short printed variation Donruss card.

Feel free to hit me up in email or on Twitter with your addresses, links to want lists, cool money making schemes (well, maybe not), etc. I'd love to hear from you, and would love even more to send you some cards.


  1. I really need to shoot you a package soon. Just sent you an email.

  2. I'd love to make a deal. I'll reach out via email.

  3. I think it's time for us to trade again! I'm interested in the All-Time Fan Favorite cards plus anything from my want list: Shoot me an email!

  4. I'm for it! I do have Cardinals I've been setting aside for you anyway. I'll email you later tonight with my address.

  5. 3k card for $10. Now that's a great card show purchase!


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