Friday, August 1, 2014

Cards, but no SMack Talk

I was contacted by Jimmy, from S.Mack Talk, earlier this month as he was looking for some Peoria Chiefs baseball cards.  I didn't have much in reserves of the local minor league team, but we were still able to come to a quick accord on PWE trade.

Did you know that you can send 16 cards in a business sized PWE with a 91 cent stamp if you place the cards in the pockets of a 9 card page holder?  I know I've sent about that many cards in a bubble mailer and paid more than twice that in postage.  Lesson learned!

 Hey, some set help!  A Mark Teixeira card from the impossible to complete 2002 Topps Total set.  We also have a trio of Donruss cards that will help me complete sets from my youth.  The Ray Searage card is a replacement card for the gnawed on piece of cardboard that was a placeholder in my set.  My 1987 Topps set can now officially go into storage!

I guess I can put my gnawed on placeholder out to pasture. Sniff, sniff.

Next we have the 2014 Topps Series 2 Cubs team set.  I didn't picture three of the other guys because they are no longer with the organization.  After the Cubs released Darwin Barney last week Starlin Castro and Welington Castillo have the most seniority on the club.  I'm sure a few of the above Cubs will be calling new cities home before too long as well.

I still can't get over that.  Sixteen cards in a PWE?  Craziness!

Jimmy, thank you for reaching out to me and for educating me on the ever growing powers of the PWE!  I look forward to our next trade!

1 comment:

  1. Hey, I didn't know you could put that many cards in a pocket page either until I tried it. You were my guinea pig! Glad they arrived safely and I could help out.