This week has been challenging, even compared to 2020, it was challenging. We got slammed with an ice storm 10 days ago and had various additional winter precipitation for several days following. The mail was delivered to my house only one day this week, Wednesday. The roads were just too hazardous, especially back roads like mine. I did not leave the house for anything other than walking the dogs for 9 days. Luckily I know how to stock up the pantries without hoarding 200 cases of toilet paper. Things are beginning to get back to normal. Regular mail was delivered today and one lane of my road is now drivable, which is great until you meet someone going the other direction. 75% of my town lost power for some period of time, I was fortunate to be in the 25% that kept power the whole time. And don't get me started on the media focusing exclusively on Texas, because a lot of other places are going through the same thing. Don't get me wrong, I feel for the people of Texas, but they are not the only ones that deserve your sympathy. Sorry for the rant, but as I said I am going through a bit of cabin fever and this is a nice outlet for my craziness. Anyway the point of all of that is to let everyone know that I was unable to mail out any PWEs last week at all. I will have a bunch in the mail next week though.
Thus far this Sunday PWE Trade Bait project has been very successful, albeit somewhat surprising. In my first go around in the blogging community I learned that anytime you put up some trade bait, there are some teams that are not getting claimed like the Rays, Twins, Marlins, A's, etc. There were also teams like the Dodgers, Cardinals, Braves, and some others that got claimed pretty within an hour of being posted. What has surprised me is that there are some teams like the Orioles, Yankees, Astros, Rangers, Phillies and Cubs that just don't seem to have the blogging presence they used to. Have those bloggers walked away? Have no new bloggers stepped up to fill the void left by them? If you guys know of any newer traders, feel free to send them my way. Even of we don't trade, I still want to meet the bloggers that I haven't yet had a chance to chat with.
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.
Baltimore, Seattle, Washington/Montreal, Cleveland, St. Louis
Previous Sunday PWE Trade Baits
2015 Topps Factory Set Sparkle Foil Bud Norris /179 - 2017 Panini/Donruss 83 Retro Season Stat Line Pedro Martinez /174
2018 Bowman Blue Richard Urena /499 - 2019 Topps/Update Gold Jorge Polanco /2019 - 2014 Topps Gold Alejandro de Aza /2014
2003 Fleer/Tradition Glossy Brian Tallet /100 - 2020 Topps/Update Gold Yoshi Hirano /2020 - 2019 Topps 84 Retro 150th Anniversary Framber Valdez /150
2013 Topps Camo Joe Nathan /99 - 2014 Bowman Blue Coco Crisp /500
2009 Bowman Blue Cristian Guzman /500 - 2014 Panini/Prizm Draft Red Derek Campbell /100
2018 Bowman Purple Garrett Cooper /250 - 2018 Bowman Blue Tomas Nido /150
2014 Panini/EEE Prospects Status Mitch Keller /150 - 2017 Topps/Update Vintage Stock Sal Romano /99 - 2014 Panini/EEE Inspirations Gilbert Lara /200
2006 Upper Deck/Future Stars Black Randy Winn /50 - 2003 Fleer/Tradition Glossy Alex Cintron /100
Cards with new homes.
2005 Donruss/Team Heroes Silver Mike Mussina /50 - 2006 Topps Gold Royals Team Card /2006 - 2014 Bowman/Chrome Refractor Alex Wood /500 - 2014 Bowman Blue Adrian Gonzalez /500 - 2005 Upper Deck/Reflections Purple Joel Peralta /99 -
2015 Bowman Blue Jedd Gyorko /150 - 2017 Topps Chrome Green Refractor Trevor Story /99 - 2014 Panini/Donruss Season Stat Line Matt Moore /329 - 2017 Topps Black Ian Kinsler /66 - 2019 Topps Gold Cole Hamels /2019 - 2014 Panini/Donruss Season Stat Line Jhonny Peralta /303
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.