It's amazing how quickly time goes by. Here we are approaching the end of April and I have made all of one post for the month. Time to double that output. This edition is all about giving props to a trading friend from a few weeks gone by....http://cootvealandthevealtones.blogspot.com/. It's not every day one comes across a trader that is looking for a 60 year old card that you have doubles of and has similar cards to trade back. Now mind you, my collection from way back then is sparse and finding anyone to trade these is few and far between. But I was meandering through some blogs and found something that caught my eye. As background, I lived in the Detroit area for the past 20+ years so my collection of older cards that I'm happy to acquire sometimes is limited to Tigers. The card shows that I used to attend regularly at Gilbralter Trade Centers put most every other shows to shame. You could spend the entire weekend and not really see everything. For those that used to and possibly even still do attend them know of what I speak. Hundreds upon hundreds of dealers packed into tens of thousands of square feet with nothing but sports cards. It was a collectors dream when you knew you could find most anything you wanted.
As I bring myself back to the present and more specifically to this trade, I revel in being able to help a fellow collector in completing something that is not the common type of trade. So here I sit with an extra 1950 Bowman Tiger and 1952 Bowman high # Tiger card that has made it to a wanted list of this fellow trader.
It's hard to find these kind of trades but when they spring up.......you sit back and wait for a miracle of a package to appear. And one surely arrived.....safe, sound and the cards now in their proper location. Sorted in an 800 count box properly identified and in order by year. If I am anything, I am a creature of dedication and order...at least when it comes to my baseball card collection.