Monday, April 6, 2015
Are You Ever Fearful of a Trade Package?
Do you ever put off a package for a few days, or maybe even a week, because you're afraid to open it? Let's get this straight: I'm never afraid of the contents . . . I deal with cardboard, remember? It's more of a fear about appropriately paying the sender back for the contents of an unannounced package. For example, JBF's packages freak me out. Every. Single. Time. I'm indebted to this man for the rest of my collecting days.
So my thought process goes like this: If I don't open package, then technically I'm off the hook. Then there's nothing to be afraid of! Right?
No. I don't think it works that way. So, I finally opened the package from Alaska.
David is a blog-less trader who has been popping up in many a trade post as of late. I've traded with David before, but man, it was not easy. My collecting tastes are broad: if it's a Cub then I'm all ears. David's? Not so much. I'm not sure what I'm going to come up with for him this time around.
I've heard of journal of baseball collectible's known as Cartwright's, but I've never seen one until now. Actually, I have two! The Griffey at the top of the post was accompanied by Frank Thomas.
Best of all, there's sports cards in the inside!
<P-town Tom runs down to the man room and takes a quick picture.>
I'm back! Look what I found in one of my Sandberg binders!
Guess who's getting a PWE?
Stickers! I really like the design of the 2015 stickers.
Pretend vintage Wrigley Field giveaways serial numbered to 20,000 or 30,000:
Some minis from 2013. Is it sad that none of these guys are on the 2015 roster? How did Kyle Seager get in there?
What do you think would happen if I send this card to Wrigley Roster Jenga? Hmmm... would it make the CATRC set? My gut says no.
Lastly, a really shiny Starlin Castro from Topps Chrome. The X-fractors are by far my favorite of all of the refractors. Even the blue.
David, that was quite a package of Cubs goodness! I'm going to share a few pieces of it with a couple of Cubs bloggers I know and a Junkie who lives in the bayou. Spread the wealth, you know?
And now, I have to face my fear . . . finding cards worthy enough to repay your magazine and cardboard generosity. Wish me luck!