So, this just happened…
That’s me, organizing my November-through-now piles of cards into different piles of cards, this time team specific. The keen-eyed observer would be able to spot various colored parallels, borders, diecuts, refractors and, I think, even a relic towards the top there.
The point is, I’ve finally gotten around to some spring cleaning. These piles will join the “Massive Mega Box” that contains all my random cards that aren’t part of my collection. It’s full. To the brim. These cards very well might not fit. That means I have a problem, and you, my dear internet friends, are the solution.
With a very very few exceptions, I don’t collect anything besides Red Sox cards. I’m a team collector. There’s a few guys here and there that I like, but in the end, I would trade any of the occasional Buster Posey, Mike Trout or Jed Lowrie cards I’ve kept if given the opportunity to grab a Sox card of equal value. This means that 29 of the 30 MLB teams are current sitting in said uber-box.
Would you like some cards?
There are a couple of you I trade with on a fairly common basis. Sam, for example, he gets my Astros. Actually, Sam probably gets most people’s Astros, lol. Those cards are more or less spoken for. What I’m looking for are new trade partners. I need names and addresses people! How can I send you random cards out of the blue if I don’t know who you are! I have less than five people at the moment that I would consider myself a regular trader with. You know who you are. That leaves 25 other teams I’d be willing to send metric butt-tons of cards to for hardly anything in return.
Marlins? I’ve got hundreds.
Blue Jays? Come get’em.
Pirates? How many would you like?
The Yankees, Brewers, Tigers, Rays, Indians, Cubs, Diamondbacks, Athletics, etc. all have HUGE sections of my tradebox. Need examples?
So, here’s the deal. I need to clear out some room. You didn’t pick up any Bowman Platinum last year? I’ve probably got your team set. Missing some Topps update? Gotcha covered. Want some random Blue/Red Target and Walmart borders? I’m your man.
99% of what I have is 2010-2013, all major products, nothing crazy, nothing super expensive, but it all needs a good home. I also mentioned the various refractors and whatnot hiding in the piles. That’s right. I’m cleaning out the trade-bait binder and moving some of those things down into these piles. Now, don’t go expecting autographs or anything, but there are a couple nice cards in just about every stack.
What am I looking for in return? Next to nothing. Karma. Whatever you want to send in return. Seriously. IF you want to send something in return, all I ask is that you take a look at what I’m sending and send me whatever YOU think is an appropriate response. It could be nothing. It could be a box full. I don’t care. We don’t need to negotiate some elaborate deal, accounting for the book value of every refractor. I don’t roll that way. If you have something Red Sox flavored, great. If not, that’s ok too.
If you’re interested in a bigger trade and if I’ve got some legitimate tradebait for you (auto, relics, etc), then let’s use this as just a starting point. We can swap swatches, and I’ll throw in a bunch of random stuff just as a cherry on top. Just let me know!
So, who’s interested in what? Let’s start a list!
Arizona Diamondbacks– Daniel – Sent!
- Atlanta Braves
Baltimore Orioles– Justin G – Sent! Boston Red Sox(Dupes only, limited amounts) – Claimed Chicago Cubs– Andrew
- Chicago White Sox
- Cinncinnati Reds
- Cleveland Indians
Colorado Rockies– Tim – Sent! Detroit Tigers– Dennis & Pat – Sent! Houston Astros– Sam – Picked up!
- Kansas City Royals
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim– AngelsInOrder – Sent! Los Angeles Dodgers– GCRL – sent!
- Miami Marlins
- Milwaukee Brewers
Minnesota Twins– Rhubarb_Runner – Sent! New York Mets- New York Yankees– Thelostcollector – Sent! Oakland Athletics– Aaron
- Philadelphia Phillies
- Pittsburgh Pirates
- San Diego Padres
- San Francisco Giants
Seattle Mariners– Chris St. Louis Cardinals– Superduperman – Sent! Tampa Bay Rays– Joe – Sent! Texas Rangers– Cool Breeze – Sent!
Toronto Blue Jays– Roy-Z – Sent! Washington Nationals– Bruce – Sent!
Feel free to use the comments below or contact page if you’d like to discuss a trade, or, if I haven’t traded with you before, to leave me your address. If multiple people want a team (Dodgers bloggers, I’m looking at you!), then leave a comment with what you’re looking for and what you already have, and I’ll see if I can’t accommodate everyone. Also, if you’re not interested in the more common cards, that’s ok too. Just let me know you’re interested in parallels/less common cards only, and if no one else claims the rest, I’ll probably send them off to Commons4Kids or something. I’ve just hit the limit of my storage and I’d much rather spread the love around and get these cards to a good home than to just dump’em in the trash or anything apocryphal like that (there’s your word of day kids!).