Friday, August 2, 2013

OK, seriously, y'all, let's wrap some stuff up! ATTN: ALL TRADE PARTNERS

I feel like I've got 353958347823945923 trades in the works that are just stalled. Maybe other folks are busy, as I've certainly been busy (both good and bad) this summer. Maybe I've got folks overwhelmed by the sheer awesomeness of my trade bait. Maybe y'all think my trade bait actually sucks. No matter! Let's see if we can finish some deals this weekend! I'd actually like to get rid of the bulk of my less-than-extraordinary doubles via craigslist soon, and put some of the fancier cards I have on COMC, so let's get this show on the road!

I'll run down the names on my "INCOMING!" page:

dayf: we've got this free-floating horror of a deal that's been in progress since the dawn of civilization. I have a reasonably good idea of where we're headed with the in-progress parts. If you're around this weekend, gimme a yell.

Jay Koenig: another free-floating one that keeps sorta stalling. What in God's name are we sending each other, man? Feels mostly set-buildy, which is fine, but let me know.

Clark/superduperman: I've got a ton of stuff for you, probably way too much/way more than you were expecting to have to deal with. I think we're a ways apart on the value of what's going in each direction, but we can probably figure something out.

Greg Z.: we were getting somewhere (I've got '60 Moon and Frank Howard and a steadily growing pile of Getzlaf base cards, you've got a McEnroe Ginter relic and probably some other jazz), but we keep getting distracted. Let's see if we can finish this!

Stubby: I think we're good. I've got a stash of stuff for you, you've got one for me, we just have to send each, pretty much. Should have something in the mail as early as today.

Carl Crawford Cards: congratulations! (Yep, keepin' it vague there, Rest Of My Readers.) No rush on us, but I've got about 18 '77 Topps with your name on it. During one of your soon-to-be-frequent sleepless nights, give me a buzz and we'll figure out what works for those.

Roy-Z: this one's totally my fault. You've been around, and I've been slacking. We were talking Redskins and Pro Debuts. I will do my best to give you a better idea of what Redskins are here over the weekend, and we'll figure out what else is up from there.

Stefan: ditto here. I've gotta scan up some Minnesota Vikings for you, and then we'll weigh out what those are worth in '72 Topps.

The Dimwit: we're done as soon as I go to the post office, which is happening as soon as I finish writing this and packing up Stubby's cards. Thanks for the deal!

Adam E.: I've got some '78 and '80 Steelers for you. Let's talk!

Junior Junkie: I've got a big stash of Whodats for you. Let's talk!

Capt. Canuck: I've got a huge stash of Cowboys for you. Let's talk!

Project 1962: I've got whatever old Cowboys Canuck didn't want for you. Let's talk!

Bleedin' Brown And Gold: I've got a big stash of Packers for you. Let's talk!

LONESTARR!!! (Sorry, it sounds cooler when I say it like Dark Helmet.): I've got a Jerry Rice rookie sittin' here. What can we work out for it?

...and finally:

Night Owl: '56 Campy. Some other nonsense. Maybe an SSPC set if you ever find a spare kidney to send me for it (actually, don't send a kidney; even if they're worth a ton, organ trafficking is illegal and messy). I seem to be a tough one for you to come up with trade bait for, because we both traffic in old Bums, but we'll figure this mess out in time.

If any of you are looking for trade bait ideas for me that my huge, scary want list doesn't cover, here's one:

2013 Ginter: not out for a few more days unless it leaks to retail, but I'd like to actually buy as little as possible of this. Send me all the doubles ever. Bip me with '13 Ginter. Base cards, SPs, autos, relics, and the following insert sets are welcome:

Codes, Cyphers and Cryptographs
Curious Cases
Famous Finds
Heavy Hangs The Head
Inquiring Minds
One Little Corner
The First Americans
Autos I'm looking for: Artie Lange, Axl Rose, Abe Vigoda, Ed O'Neill, Henry Rollins, Monty Hall and Pele are on my "yeah, right" wish list.
Relics I'm looking for (I know people have had it with relics, but the relic checklist is fantastic this year; keep in mind, I didn't ask for Mays or Ruth, who are also included): Artie Lange, Abe Vigoda, Monty Hall, Pele, Ed O'Neill, Adam Dunn, Don Mattingly, Goose Gossage, Albert Belle, Josh Hamilton, Justin Morneau, Buster Posey, David Price, Felix Hernandez, Mariano Rivera, Reggie Jackson, Robin Yount, Stephen Strasburg, Fred Lynn, Paul Molitor, Paul O'Neill, Frank Robinson, Pablo Sandoval, Roy Halladay, Harmon Killebrew, Steve Garvey, Ike Davis, Tim Lincecum, Zack Greinke are on my list and if you're feeling really generous, Hank Aaron, Lou Gehrig or Ted Williams.
Ginter will get you far in this trade-crazy world of ours, brother.


  1. I can put together a box full of cards from your various PC's in exchange for your Saints. Also let me know if there are any MLB teams you collect - I have roughly 12,000 mixed brand/era cards organized by team....!

    tjv504 at gmail dot com.

  2. Email sent! Progress being made! w00!


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