Thursday, October 21, 2010
Trade with Crinkly Wrappers
Crinkly Wrappers posted a Cal Ripken Jr. card I wanted. It's one of the three possible cards you could pull from those Topps Wal-Mart value packs. I bought one at my local Wal-Mart and got the Babe Ruth, not what I was shooting for; I mean he is one of the greatest players of all time, but he's still a Yankee so he's not in my collect-o-sphere.
Anyway, Ted had apparently bought three of the value packs and pulled two Cals, so he offered the double up for trade. I jumped at the opportunity. My dad and I used to collect Cal pretty hard-core; I would say that we have a near complete collection of everything Cal from his first cards through the mid to late '90s. Our collecting slowed/stopped as it seemed like there was 500 new cards produced every year and it got somewhat overwhelming. I was also entering that awkward teenage break away from baseball stage but I'm glad that I'm over that now!
Anyway, we worked out a trade. I sent him a bunch of Blue Jays cards, and he sent me the Cal,
a couple awesome '76 O's cards,
and some of my set needs from '08 Topps, '08 Topps U&H, and '09 Topps.
I can't believe I still need cards from those sets, but I do. If anyone else can help me scratch a few off my list, I would really appreciate it!
Thanks for the awesome trade Ted! If you've never checked out Crinkly Wrappers, I suggest you head over there immediately.