For me, that's an awesome statement. Honesty. The blogosphere. Great stuff.
I told Kyle that I was happy with what was proposed, basically because I was getting cards that I wanted, and he was getting cards that he really wanted. (Kyle's looking for Golden Giveaway codes....help a brother out if you can)
What did I really want that I may have forsaken "book value"? Blue Jays, of course.
It sounds kind of crazy, but the Drabek's were the main interest for me here. The Gold Rush cards were very cool to get as well, mainly because I'd never had any in hand before. The EE is an SP from this year's Heritage set (thank you as well for that Kyle!), and the Barfield always takes me back to the early 80's, a great time to be growing up if you're a Jays fan (they struggled, but the team was making strides towards respectability).
What's crazy is when I saw the Sepia card of Drabek in the offer, I really wanted it. Don't know why. It's like a bell went off. "Gotta have that card". Weird huh?
Well, karma played a part in this as well, because the Sepia card is #'d 61/99. That was the last card that I needed to finish the 7th page of the set (cards 55-63). Take a look:
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I now have 2 pages complete. A drop in the bucket when you consider this entire set is going to take 167 pages to complete, but hey every little success is great in my eyes.
Book value, shmook value. Give me a trade with someone in the blogosphere every time.
Thank you Kyle! Good luck with the codes, I hope you'll let us know if you get something cool with them.
Thanks for reading, Robert