I completed two trades in early January this year – so I’m off to a good start from a trading perspective in 2012. These were my 2nd and 3rd trade of the year – and my 40th and 41st trade since I started this blog!
The first was a trade with Jim aka “Mantle Man“. I had a few newer Mickey Mantle cards I was able to send Jim’s way, and also had some ’94 Topps Gold and other cards for his set collections. Jim sent me a ’91 Topps card (every little bit helps), and the best part of the trade – cards #481-510 from 1996 Upper Deck. I believe these were cards from the “Update” portion of this set that you could only get via mail-in or something. It’s not part of my Lifetime Topps project or the retro set stuff that I’m doing – but once upon a time I was actually an exclusive Upper Deck card collector. To be honest, seeing these cards compared with what Topps had in the mid-90′s, I remember why. They have crisp photography and a design I like. These update cards aren’t super-easy to come by, so getting them via trade really helps. Thanks Jim!
I also completed a trade with reader of my blog – Jeff. I sent Jeff some Cubs cards from his wantlist, while he sent me some base Topps cards toward my project and a couple of inserts. Thanks for the trade, Jeff!