Welcome back to The Rockie Trading Post. Today's special guest is Shane from Off the Wall. If you haven't met Shane, he collects Jon Lester and Kevin Youkilis cards along with building several sets and a very interesting side collection of cycles and no-hitters. I may have to do that one as well one day. Here is Shane's recap of what I sent to him including a hard to part with Jon Lester jersey/auto. In return however, Shane sent me a couple of boxes! of cards. Is this a case of quality for quantity? I don't think so, because I traded what I didn't need for a lot of set help, but you be the judge. Here are the brief highlights of what Shane sent me.
The key to this trade with Shane was him knocking off a bunch of cards from my currently unpublished set wantlists. He sent cards from around a dozen different sets, but I'll show the three sets I remembered to scan before putting them away.
1984 Topps is one of the "older" sets I am working on at the moment. I quote older because I remember 1984 very well and I refuse to admit that I am getting older as well. That is my first ever copy of any Don Mattingly rookie card. When I first got into the hobby, THE two cards to have from the mid 80s were the 84 Donruss Mattingly and the 86 Donruss Canseco, but the 84 Topps Mattingly was close behind.
Thanks again Shane for the trade and you have first dibs on any Youkilis or Lester that happen my way. Make sure you check out his blog here it's definitely a good read. I probably could have sold the Lester on eBay when I first got it for the price of the box it came in, but who cares. It went to a person that will appreciate it more than me or some prospector hoping to make a profit off of it and the icing on the cake is that a bunch of my sets now need fewer cards. Well that does it for this slightly delayed edition of The Rockie Trading Post, tune in next time for a deal that be be best described as ephemeral. Until then, we are officially signed off.