Friday, July 27, 2012

The Generous Blogosphere

One of my previous posts centered on trading and how the process has change over the years.

From creating an ad in SCD to posting your want lists on-line.  Like the cigarette ad said
you've come a long way baby.

Something that I also noticed that's come a long way is collector generosity. Here's an example.  The Daily Dimwit and I were working on a trade of Gypsy Queens that we both needed.  Well, before we could complete the trade, he acquired the cards I was going to send him.  No big deal, it happens, especially if you are working on trades with a bunch of different people.  Trades start, stop, start again.  We all know how it works.

Anyway, Sam was nice enough to send me a card for my troubles.

And what a lovely card it is.  Again thank you Sam.

This is not the first time this has happened to me, but it is the most recent.  I myself am trying to be more generous, after all, they are only pieces of cardboard.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Who says Topps doesn't listen?

I got an e-mail from Topps this morning (as I'm sure many of you did) about this.

2012 Topps Mini Cards.

Holy Guacamole!  I didn't think I would be buying any more Topps this year (with the exception of Update), may have to rethink that strategy.

But upon further inspection, this product will only be available on-line, and at 661 cards, you need to buy 3 boxes (@ $50 + s&h), and get near perfect collation.  This may become a toss up.  Let someone else take the hit on the boxes and just buy the set and singles I need.

Your thoughts?