Monday, March 2, 2015
My First Trade
I completed my first trade today. Brian, over at Highly Subjective and Completely Arbitrary sent me an envelope full of Mets cards. In exchange, I sent him several cards off his wantlists.
We never said exactly what we were sending each other, so it was basically a blind trade.
My last trade was probably 20+ years ago, and involved a Beckett Price Guide at my side, so we'd both be getting a fair deal. This one was completely new to me, yet exciting at the same time.
Brian, knowing that I'm a New York Mets fan, did not disappoint in what he sent me. There were cards from the 1970's, including former Mets player and manager, Bud Harrelson.
A couple of Sportflics cards of Keith Hernandez and Sid Fernandez.
A card of Tim Teufel that confused me at first.
Darryl Strawberry cards as a Los Angeles Dodger. The second one being new to the collection.
And finally, a 1984 Donruss card of Bill Gullickson as a Montreal Expo. Huh?
I'm not sure if that was mistakenly thrown in, or if Brian knows of my admiration of that '84 Donruss design.
Anyway, I'm very pleased with what I received, and hope that Brian is equally happy with what I sent his way.
I'm looking forward to completing many more trades.