Going through my Ryne Sandberg, Kerry Wood, and Kosuke Fukudome cards during the last few months is really starting to pay off. I was hoping a few bloggers would contact me and offer up some of their Cubs to yours truly.
Enter Oscar. Oscar (aka Stealing Home) is the author of the blog All Trade Bait, All the Time. He e-mailed a picture of some cards and asked if I needed any of the ones that were digitally captured. Huh, I kind of like that technique. Sure beats trying to figure out the make and model when you're not familiar with something. Thanks for the idea, Oscar!
I sent some Dodger cards his way in a PWE and here's what arrived at my address a couple of days ago:
Hey, we can't forget Fukudome!
How about new card of Billy Williams to add to my collection?
Shawon Dunston, he of the rocket powered arm and Energizer Bunny-esque hustle:
Here are the top three things that I look for when making a trade with a fellow blogger:
1. Cards agreed upon are hammered out in just a few e-mails during just a couple of days.
2. Some new-to-me Cubs are involved.
3. Cards are safely packed, yet easy to get into.
How did Oscar do? He scored on all three items and it was done Plain White Envelope style. Bonus Points for use of the PWE!