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....