Saturday, November 3, 2012

The Circle of Cards Pt. 1

I have been on a bit of a Twitter kick the past few weeks.  It's not a bad place to trade cards some days. In the waining hours of my vacation a few weeks back I ran across a cool collector that was looking for some Marlins cards.  How rare is that?  I've been collecting, buying, selling, and trading for a long time and can think of lots of different collectors I can turn to for all kinds of players and teams.  However, the Marlins have always been a little trick for me.

At the same time I run into my Marlins friend on Twitter, I run into another person on Twitter from the West Coast somewhere looking for Matt Kemps.  I have a few and listened a little more when I heard there were some Cardinals autographs in the mix.  So, I am managing two conversations at once of which I am not a huge fan.  Marlins guy throws up a Kemp card.

2008 Topps Allen & Ginter Matt Kemp Autograph

Very nice card indeed.   So, I dug through my Marlins cards and interested him in a nice Mike (Giancarlo) Stanton autograph out of last years Triple Threads.  Pictured below.  Now, the Stanton is a great card and I think that Stanton is going to be a nice player.  Honestly, I was a little bit hesitant to trade the card.  

2011 Topps Triple Threads Autograph

So, while I am listening to the offers for the Stanton card I am also listening to my Dodgers fan talk about Matt Kemp cards.  The conversation gets to the point where he basically tells me he is hunting down Kemp autographs one at a time and he needs on-card autographs.  Have I seen any? Hmm...  

2009 Bowman Chrome Lance Lynn Autograph

In the meantime, I am still working with my Marlins guy who try to find an additional card to throw into the trade for Stanton besides the Kemp card.  He has a bunch of Cardinals autographs, but they are all cards that are already in my collection.  He had put up a Lance Lynn autograph at one point and I knew someone back in St. Louis looking around for Lynn cards.  After a few hours I worked out a side deal to trade the Lance Lynn card away.  My hesitation to trade my Stanton were greatly relieved to say the least....

1 comment:

  1. Nice middle-man action! I haven't traded on Twitter yet. I need to check that scene out.