Thursday, August 28, 2014
He comes from a family of traders, as I completed a huge deal with his dad for my 1969 Mantle, among other things, and I just completed a trade with his brother, Jackson, for some Cal relics (which will be shown soon). Carson is also one of the youngest people trading on there, at 11 years old. He seriously knows his stuff and has a great eye for cards.
Thanks for the trade, Carson!
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Another weird thing was that Ethan kept saying that the card was damaged. I see no damage to the card, so I don't know what he was referring to. Oh well, the trade is complete and I like the cards. That's all that matters.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Shawn is really easy to trade with and I have sent him a couple care packages in return and also a Levon Washington autograph that I got for a steal on Ebay.
The triumvirate of Shawn, Sean and Alex are all really good guys and I plan on trading with each of them again in the future. I know this because I have piles building up for each of them that I plan on sending, once I feel that they are big enough to send out.
I've really enjoyed the interactions I've had with folks on Instagram. It has opened up a whole new forum for trading, and I feel like, for the most part, I've had a positive experience. There are a couple kids on there who need to be taught some manners, but mostly, they are all good folks. These three guys are definitely some of the better ones I've met.
Monday, August 25, 2014
I send him stuff every now and then, and in return, I get mailers from him as well. This time around, Nick hit me up with a bunch of Orioles parallels and oddball cards. One of which, I didn't yet have in my PC was the above 1989 Kahn (KAHHHHNNNN!!!!!!) Hillshire Farm Brooks Robinson card.
I had never seen these before, and it also provided me the ability to drop a movie reference in my blog. Woo Hoo.
Thanks so much for the cards, Nick! I am slowly building a pile again for you, hopefully, it'll be ready to send sometime soon. If you guys haven't checked out Nick's blog yet, you're missing out. Please check it and give him a follow by clicking here.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Well, that shop is closed, has been for 3 and a half years now, and I live clear across the state. The shop owner here in Winterville knows I am a huge fan of vintage, so when I walked in there yesterday, he handed me a stack of cards that he had just purchased off of someone. The top card was a 1958 Mantle, so I knew he scored big. There ended up being 3 or 4 Mantles, 3 or 4 Willie Mays, a '62 Clemente, a '63 Ford, several of the '62 Babe Ruth Story cards, and some other nice early to mid 60s cards.
I decided that I really liked the above 1963 Topps Warren Spahn, just because, and I picked it up for $25.00. The card is in great shape, as you can see from the scan.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Over 64 games in the minorsfor the last 2 years, Heim is batting .206 with 1 home run and 11 RBIs. He's going to be just fine, I think. He definitely adds to the huge amount of catching depth that the O's have drafted recently.
This card is really awesome. It is numbered 6/10, and according to the back of the card, Heim tries to wear uniform number 6 whenever he can, in honor of his grandpa. That is really awesome that I ended up with this one.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
I like these Future Stars SPs and I didn't yet have the Bundy, so it was a fair trade for me.
Thanks for the trade(s), Sean! I really appreciate it. Your Kimbrel will be mailed tomorrow!