Yes, I still trade. I just haven't bought much new product the last few years so the trade bins are pretty bare. But, some bloggers are super fun to shop for and they pull me back into the cardboard community. Greg, the mind behind The Collective Mind, is such a blogger.
Greg's want-lists are super organized and I love cherry picking cards from his "High Priorities" when compiling a Sportlots order. In fact, I believe I sent him a half-dozen from his Top 12 wants this time around. I always picture my yellow mailer kind of like a wrecking ball smashing his High Priorities into smithereens when it arrives. 😁 Plus, it's always fun to see what he replaces the ones I sent him with.
Meanwhile, Greg's return packages always fit right into my collection oh so perfectly. In fact, every card he sent was brand new to my collection, and that's not easy when I have 900+ different Sandberg cards and 500+ unique Kerry Wood cards.
Here's the card which prompted our latest trade:
I still don't own a scanner and I know bloggers poo-poo others for taking pictures of cards. But...
Yep, Ryno is the perfect fit for a card titled, "Forever Cubs."
On to the Kerry Wood section of the post!
Alright, time for the aforementioned Mojo!
1) I really like the 1984 design
2) The gold behind the player's head is a nice touch.
3) So sparkly!
4) Serial Numbered to /25.
5) Look at that face of determination!
6) His autograph is on point. Wonderful!
Honestly, I have some pretty sweet Vogelbach cards from the 2019 collecting season, but I dare say that this KW auto tops them all.
Thanks for the trade, Greg!