You really want my 1973 Roger Metzger? It's that important to you? Then please don't insult me by offering a 1988 Eddie Murray. While Eddie Murray is completely bad-ass, I'm not going to trade a 1973 card for a 1988 card. Not gonna happen. You really want it? Offer me an older card. I don't care who it is. It can be any year up to 1972.
As for the people trying to wrestle my 1972 Carlos May away from me...
This is a card I really want in my collection. Only one person has offered me anything that gave me slight pause. That happened yesterday, when someone offered a 1972 Lee Richard card for my 1972 Carlos May. I didn't have any intention of trading away Carlos May, and if I didn't already have the Lee Richard card, I may have been tempted further. I traded for this particular card of Carlos May and it would take a card of some substance to pry it away before I redeem it. I can safely say that the card will be eventually securing a spot in my binder with the rest of the 1972 White Sox cards.
As for the Roger Metzger card? I don't care if you offer me two 1988 cards (as someone already did), it will take an older card than 1973 for me to trade it away. Keep those offers rolling in.