So, this week I actually made a trade with a person I've never trade with before on Twitter. I've noticed the person's handle and they've made a comment or two on a few cards I've posted. It all started last week when I made a fairly harmless Tweet about pulling a Hank Foiles card out of a box of Topps Heritage. It was during my vacation.
2012 Topps Heritage Hank Foiles Autograph
Hank Foiles is an okay autograph. I looked over the checklist for the vintage guys in Heritage this year and would have loved a Stan Musial or a Dick Groat, but an autograph is an autograph. I snapped a picture and posted it up on Twitter. Literally ten seconds later I got a Direct Message from a follower identifying themselves as the biggest collector of 1960s Angels cards anywhere. I posted my only other 60s Angels autograph of Jim Fergosi (signed in person) and was offered a trade package that wasn't very inspiring which happens sometimes with niche collectors. They only have what they collect and if it's unique enough then it's hard to price. Like Ray Lankford. So, I was forced to look at his best card, which he apparently just got and he moonlights as a Yankees fan. Hmmm.
2010 Topps Sterling Bernie Williams Autograph/Quad Jersey
Now, normally I can get pretty snarky about just taking cards for the sake of taking cards. I also understand that the Foiles autograph is his only certified autograph and has actually been a pretty busy card on Ebay, but I was offered this Bernie Williams card for the two aforementioned Angels autographs along with a Troy Percival/Scott Shields dual autograph and a Tim Salmon jersey card. Not even a Bernie Williams fan, but I took the card. After sending my cards out and receiving my new Bernie Williams I received another DM telling me that I've been wiped out of 60s Angels cards and then unfollowed. Definitely a win on your part buddy. Thanks for the card.