Sunday, May 26, 2019
I seldom make a post on a weekend, but I am trying to get my trade recaps caught up. I hope to this done by the end of this week. This package came from TCDB member tigerhead.
DeJong has been one of the few bright spots for the Cardinals so far this year. He has been hitting close to .300 all year while being among the league leaders in doubles. If he stays healthy, he looks to be the Cardinals representative on the All Star team. Jordan Hicks has a chance also, but he has not been getting the save chances because the Cardinals have been losing so much.
Friday, May 24, 2019
It is almost embarrassing to say how long it takes me to finish some common team sets. It is even worse when the team set is from the current year from a low end product. Such was the case with this year's Topps Opening Day. OD had been out since early March. A trade with TCDB member NorCalCards707 brought be the last 2 cards I needed.
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Contrary to the title, this post has nothing to do with the Utah Jazz. I am not much of an NBA fan. College basketball is more my thing. I enjoy watching 5 guys play as a team, not one player going one on one all the time. Getting back to the point, the title has to do with the interesting user names collectors have. Some user names are based off the collector's actual name. Others like most of mine have something to do with a favorite player or team. Every now and then you come across great names like itsjustoldcardboard, TheMacman, Shaggy69, and WallyCub. Last week I completed a trade with TCDB member Jazzleader. This collector has no basketball cards in his collection, so I assume the user name is more about musical preference. On to the great cards I received.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
You may have noticed from my trade posts that I am not a high end collector. Sure I will add the cool autograph or vintage Cardinal to my collection when I can, but I am just as content hunting out those cards with little value that may not be seen everyday or are just fun to have. A recent trade with TCDB member klimczak brought in quite a few of these cards.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Catching up with my trades from last week, today I have a stack of Cardinals from fellow Cardinals fan Jerry J from Trading Bases. Nothing better than both parties trading away extras for team cards each one needs.
Monday, May 20, 2019
Time got away from me last week. I have quite a few trade recaps to do, but life got in the way last week. I hope this week allows me to catch up. I need to because I am starting to forget who sent me what. If I make a trade on The Bench or TCDB website, I can always go back and find out where incoming cards came from. Every now and then I make a blog trade or receive cards from a Trading Bases member. Those trades I usually remember, but not all the time. This batch of cards I cannot for the life of me figure out where they came from. They have been in my scanned folder for about 10 days. If you sent me these cards, please send me a reminder so I can thank you properly.
Friday, May 10, 2019
It was great to see the Cardinals finally put up some runs last night. 17 to be exact, none coming from home runs. They really need to win 3 of 4 against the Pirates at home this weekend. I wish I could watch some of the games, but my weekend is booked up. Today is my wife's birthday, my son has a baseball tournament this weekend, and of course we all know it is Mother's Day on Sunday. Unless we get a lot of rain (I hope we do not), I will have little time for the Cardinals or baseball cards until next week. I did receive a trade envelope yesterday from TCDB member madams30 that was a nice end to my week.