Greetings all. If you are following sports at all, you are probably aware that we are in the middle of the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament. Normally, this was one of my favorite weekends of the year. But 2020 basically killed everything normal and now we are trying to evolve into what our species is going to become in the future. Seriously, I have just not been particularly excited about basketball this year due to Kentucky playing so poorly and not even making the Big Dance. In addition, I was not a fan when I heard they were changing the opening weekend from Thursday-Sunday to Friday-Monday.
Or at least that's what I thought before the tourney began. Once the actual games begin, I am sitting on the edge of my seat watching teams that I have not seen play a single game this year. Or in the case of Abilene Christian, I had never seen play a single game ever. But here I sit with my remote in hand clicking back and forth between CBS, TNT, TBS, and TruTV. To be honest with you, these are the only days of the year when I even know TruTV exists. And when you watch the promos for their shows, including a prank show hosted by the NBA's Blake Griffin, you know why the channel is not watched.
This year's tourney is exciting for the crazy upsets thus far. And there have been a lot of really good games with several going into OT. For me, it has been a strange tourney because I don't have a rooting interest at all. I basically just root for the team I picked to win it all (Alabama) and whatever team is wearing the dark jersey, which is always the higher seed. I like underdogs, which is kind of weird considering I do root for Kentucky after all. But it is the enigma that is me.
What does that have to do with trading cards via PWE? Absolutely nothing. But there are only so many intros you can write that seamlessly segue into a trade bait post. So instead of a wonderfully written piece of prose that inspires you to enter into a trade for a card you like, you get to read my ramblings on a sport you might not even like and then maybe enter into a trade for a card you like. I guess that sometimes the destination is more important than the journey.
As always, I will trade for Rockies, Topps rookie cup cards, 86 Topps homages, the few remaining 2011 Topps Opening Day blues that I need for my master set, 2005 Topps Rookie Cup rainbows that I need, 2020 Donruss rainbows that I need, or the various insert sets I am currently putting together. The links are working for 6 of those 7, and the other will be done shortly, but for now you can simply ask if I need it.
If you just simply don't have anything I need, don't worry about it. We can still trade. I will happily accept serial numbered cards from teams I am in short supply of at the moment. All I ask is that you include an extra 1 or 2 just to take care of the stamp I will need to trade them later.
These are current teams I am comparatively low on trade stuff.
St. Louis, Baltimore, San Francisco, LA Angels, Boston
Previous Sunday PWE Trade Baits
2019 Topps Gold Mychal Givens /2019 - 2003 Fleer/Tradition Glossy Jared Sandberg /100 - 2006 Upper Deck/Future Stars Red Roy Halladay /299
2017 Topps Gold CC Sabathia /2017 - 2009 Topps/Unique Bronze Victor Martinez /99 - 2016 Panini/Donruss Optic The Prospects Blue Bradley Zimmer /149
2016 Topps/Update Gold Drew Butera /2016 - 2016 Panini/Elite Extra Edition Nick Gordon /999 - 2009 Bowman/Draft Prospects Chrome Blue Refractors Jamie Johnson /99
2018 Bowman/Prospects Sky Blue Miguelangel Sierra /499 - 2015 Bowman Blue Coco Crisp /150
2002 Fleer Platinum Silver Troy Glaus /202 - 2018 Bowman/Prospects Purple Ronald Guzman /250 - 2009 Topps Gold Miguel Cairo /2009
2013 Bowman/Draft Prospects Orange Ian Hagenmiller /250 - 2018 Panini/Donruss Stat Line Career Chris Flexen /500
2006 Upper Deck/Future Stars Green Ryan Howard /499 - 2000 Pacific/Omega Hector Mercado / John Riedling /999
2018 Topps/Update Gold Steve Cishek /2018 - 2002 Topps/Super Teams Retrofractors Dick Stuart /1960
2013 Topps/Archives Gold Yovani Gallardo /199 - 2016 Bowman/Prospects Blue Alex Young /150 - 2015 Bowman/Prospects Silver James Needy /499
2016 Topps/Chrome Purple Refractors Johnny Cueto /275 - 2009 Topps/Chrome World Baseball Classic Refractors Dennis Neuman /500
Cards with new homes.
2020 Topps '85 Topps Black Frank Thomas /299 - 2003 Studio Spirit of the Game Vladimir Guerrero /1250 - 2016 Topps/Triple Threads Onyx Giancarlo Stanton /50 - 2020 Panini/Donruss Stat Line Milestone Paul Goldschmidt /650 - 2016 Topps/Archives Blue Adrian Gonzalez /199 -
As always, place a claim on any card that you'd like in the comments section or you can email me directly at hiflew AT yahoo DOT com and we can talk trade.
Thanx for reading.