While I was idle for a couple of weeks in terms of actual blogging, I never rest when it comes to trades. Let's catch up with a couple swaps and some contest swag.
Robert from $30 a week habit has quickly become a go-to guy for all my obsessive online trading. First off, he's really polite. I mean he might not be just the most polite person in the cardblogosphere, he might be one of the most polite people I deal with period. I am a sucker for good manners. If I had a daughter, I would totally let her date Robert.
I had seen that Parnell rookie on his Insanity Set blog and had to have it, so I swapped him a few other numbers for it. He also had pulled that Wright and figured I would give it a good home (he figured correctly) so I sent him some other stuff and the trade was complete. He threw in the shiny and the Archives Mets as well as those minis. Polite and generous? Heck, forget my hypothetical daughter, I might date him...thanks Robert.
I broke down recently and bought some Gypsy Queen (yeah, I know) and was underwhelmed as I expected to be. But I pulled a great numbered mini Colby Rasmus card, which reminded me of a trade from while back with Dennis of Pictures of Men. Dennis was very receptive to getting that Rasmus into his collection, so we worked out a deal for a David Cone jersey card (a Met that I somehow did not have a jersey card of).
Dennis was also quite giving by sending me most of the Topps Series 2 Topps Mets he had and a couple of my 2012 rookie cup needs (woohoo...someone reads my wantlists!). Sadly, given my hectic schedule recently, I only just mailed his card out, with a few additions due to my laziness and his generosity. With any luck, those cards will find their way to Canada safe and sound.
Last but not least, I won a contest on The Chronicles of Fuji:
Not only are these Japanese cards pretty damn nifty, they were free! I am a sucker for free. They will find a nice spot in my small but expanding Japanese card pages. Plus, how cool is it that Fuji has his little icon on his return address labels? But Fuji, I have to ask, my bad eyes cannot seem to decipher what your little Fuji Avatar is thinking about...please let me know what it is. (UPDATE: I looked again, is it sushi?) Thanks again Fuji!