I read so many different card blogs and it is hard to say why some folks get piles and some don't. Maybe it's because he has a hook or because he has so many interests, but Robert from $30 a Week Habit gets such a pile. My excess Blue Jays, Maple Leafs, and Topps serial numbered cards all get thrown together and when the pile gets too big or I get tired of looking at them, I compare and contrast what he needs (or might need) and out the door they go. It is an inelegant solution but it seems to make me seem altruistic. Sometimes I even remember the actual cards we agreed to trade. Lucky for me, Robert is always ready to reciprocate:
Finally, the Chrome Heritage David Wright (always appreciated) is a nice contrast to the 1964 Topps Joe Gibbon, the actual card we had agreed to trade. He bought it for his set not realizing it had the added Heritage parallel stamp on it. I wanted one of those because I have been integrating one into the Topps pages since they started inserting those things in 2008 with the 1959 set. I sent him one, sans foil, from that '64 page he needed: the John Roseboro (a player whose most famous hit with a bat did not involve a ball). And as always, Robert included a nice little note to remind me who sent the cards...as always the man is unflappably polite. Thanks Robert!
Want to get a pile too? Really the best way is to be a team collector since I have boxes and boxes of cards all sorted into teams. If you have stuff from my wantlists, send me an email and let's get cracking.