Thursday, January 24, 2008

Trading With Tatiana

Last week, Mario e-mailed me with a trade suggestion. It sounded weird and when I grilled him, he finally admitted that it was for "The Infamous Tatiana". I was thrilled to say the least. I had only recently discovered that she had gotten into collecting. I got a positive response when I sent a card over to Wax Heaven in a trade that Tatiana had expressed disappointment in not getting during a box break.

So what does Tatiana want? Well, namely Derek Jeter and Hanley Ramirez. So, I poured through my boxes and pulled out what I could find. I kept finding more and more, but I wanted the card that Mario dangled in front of me. The Jim Thome Goudey Materials card. It had to be mine.

I'm sure my package is a couple of days away from arrival. Wax Heaven's packages always seem to arrive before mine do, even if we send them on the same day. So, I'm going to spill the beans about everything Tatiana and Mario will be getting. You didn't think I would trade with Tatiana and not throw in something for Mario, did you? Perish the thought.

You can see exactly what I got from the picture, but let me clarify for those who want to be difficult.

What I got:

2007 Goudey Red: Jim Thome, Joe Crede
2007 Goudey Green: Jermaine Dye
2007 Goudey Memorabilia Parallel: Jim Thome
2007 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks & Prospects: John Danks
2007 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects: John Danks, Leroy Hunt, John Ely

Not a bad haul. I really wanted that Jim Thome swatch card. So, here's what Tatiana and Mario got.

Tatiana got:

Derek Jeter
2005 - Fleer Platinum #89
2006 - Topps #246 (Gold Glove)
2006 - Topps Updates #183 (Highlights 5 for 5), #326 (Duo with Reyes)
2006 - Upper Deck Play Ball! With Jeter #PBDJ-2 (Letter E)
2007 - Allen & Ginter Dick Perez Sketch Card #19
2007 - Fleer #122
2007 - Topps Opening Day #46
2007 - Upper Deck #479

Hanley Ramirez
2007 - Upper Deck #715
2007 - Ultra #70
2007 - Bowman #1
2007 - Allen & Ginter Dick Perez Sketch Card #11
2007 - Allen & Ginter #95
2007 - Topps Moments & Milestones #71 - 86 Doubles - 065/150
2007 - Topps Generation Now - GN309

Mario got:

Andrew Miller
2007 - Fleer #340
2007 - Upper Deck First Edition #18
2007 - Artifacts #72

Jose Canseco
1985 - Burger King Huntsville Stars
1991 - Classic #T19
1991 - Classic (4 in 1)

I do realize that some of these are doubles for them, but I didn't know about Tatiana's site until today. I knew about the 1985 Canseco after I had gotten it specifically for Mario. I think it can be forgiven since I did get Mario his holy grail card. I'm happy with the trade and I hope that Tatiana and Mario are happy with their cards.


tm87 said...

HEY! I am so glad you liked the cards! I can't wait until ours arrive! Sorry for all the exclamation points, I am just super excited. You liked my note didn't ya? Anyhow, thanks again for contributing to my collection. You truly do rock!!!! <3

BTW, thanks for linking to my site.
: )

Steve Gierman said...

Glad to help! I will be setting aside all the Jeters and Hanleys I come across for you for future trades. If there is anything else you are ever looking for, just let me know and I'll keep my eyes peeled.

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