Friday, September 12, 2008

Trading With Chris

I was contacted by Chris last week about a possible trade. White Sox for Nationals. That sounded intriguing to me. There's not too much call for Nationals cards, besides the occasional Soriano or Kearns.

Imagine my surprise when I found that I didn't actually have as many Nationals cards as I thought I had. Apparently, I sold most of them off without realizing it.

Chris, who has been making the blog rounds with trade proposals, had found 60 White Sox cards for me. Anytime I can get 60 White Sox cards is OK by me. I scoured my boxes and came up with 60+ different Nationals cards to send out.

We would send random cards of each other's team blindly. I love a challenge like that! If they were a package full of doubles, so what. Let's throw caution to the wind and get crazy!

The problem with Nationals cards is that they've only been in DC for a few years. I have tons of Expos cards, but that's hardly the same. Or is it? I suppose it's the same for fans of the Brewers getting Pilots cards. They are nice and offer familiar faces, but they aren't quite Brewers cards.

I'm almost embarrassed to say that out of 60 White Sox cards, I found 6 that I actually needed. 6 is better than none, I would say here. I'm usually pretty lucky with blind trades. I only got 6, but those 6 were pure gold!

1999 Aurora #21 - Albert Belle
A White Sox uniform in all the pictures, but an Orioles logo. This fits in with my collection perfectly! I love cards like these. I call them bonuses.

2005 Topps #339 AL Home Runs Leaders - Paul Konerko (Manny Ramirez, David Oritz)
This is the last card that I need to complete my 2005 White Sox master team set! This is a glorious feeling!

2006 Ultra Gold Medallion #170 - Paul Konerko
I'm not really sure if I actually need this card. I'm too lazy to look it up right now. But I love gooooooold! These parallels are really awesome and I'm pretty sure that I need it.

2007 Upper Deck First Edition Momentum Swing #MS-JT - Jim Thome
This card has alluded me no longer! It has a nice home with me now.

2008 A Piece Of History #109 - Donny Lucy
Sweet! Another card closer to completion!

2008 Finest #71 - Orlando Cabrera
If I am not mistaken, this is my first 2008 Finest card. It sucks being laid off again. You can't buy really nice boxes of much. This is where trades come in handy!

Thanks, Chris! This was an awesome trade! I hope you fare better with the Nationals cards that I sent out. Maybe you'll find 7 that you'll actually need.

Rest assured, the doubles will not go to waste. I have plans for them. Big plans. OK, maybe an assortment of tiny plans, but plans nonetheless. There will be plans!

Hopefully, we can trade again, at some point. My Nationals stash will have to fill back up before that happens though.


Spiff said...

I also traded with Chris. A class act to be sure.

White Sox Cards said...

Definitely! I'm glad to see others who are satisfied with trades with Chris. Hopefully, I'll be able to stock up on Nationals cards in the near future.

PyroMessiah said...

A pleasure trading with you! I too hope to do it again in the future. I'm glad there were some cards that you needed. :-)

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