I completed another trade on the Beckett site and this one was big. I received over 30 cards from another user in exchange for about 20 cards of my own. This has the making of a multiple post mail day so we'll start with football cards since they composed only a smaller part of the trade.
This was the lone Warren Sapp card in the trade. The condition isn't in the best shape, but good thing that I am not the biggest stickler for condition. This card is a great representation of how Sapp played the game, full of enthusiasm.
I loved the post discussing and showing off black bordered cards, with music, all on Black Friday.
But I did notice that one of my favorite black-border parallel sets was missing from that post. And that would be the black-border parallels from 2009 O-Pee-Chee.
2009 O-Pee-Chee had a very retro feel to it with old-school cardboard stock and non-glossy fronts. I think that is the reason this is one of my favorite sets of the modern era. And the black-bordered parallels fit great with them, especially on the studio shots:
This idea was originally "borrowed" the Nachos Grande blog and his Trade Stack. Sorry Chris, but I am borrowing it again.
Before you even read further, go check out his Trade Stack, it is the original after all.
How "Reap the Heap" Works
Occasionally I will add a card or more to the heap. In order to "Reap the Heap" all you have to do is leave a comment that you want the heap of cards and that you have one (or more) of the cards on my wantlists (see the top menu of the blog) to send to me. That's it, just one card (or more) from my wantlists for the entire heap of cards. First come, first serve of course on claiming the cards.
I am sure many of us agree that 2016 was a year that will live in infamy but I would rather not beat upon the past and instead look forward to a brand new year. Let's forget 2016 like we should forget Mariah Carey's performance last night.
So here are my top 5 card/blog related resolutions this year:
1. Get some more relics, auto's, or 1/1's for players I collect
Since I purged the majority of my collection in those years of non-collecting, my wantlist is very extensive. But the area I am severely lacking in is "hits" for all those players I collect. So my goal for this year is to get at least one "hit" for each person in my want lists. I would also like to look into some graded vintage cards if my budget allows.