Saturday, February 27, 2016

Zistle Trade #3

I completed another trade on Zistle.  Here, I received some Topps base set cards from 2012 to 2015.  For some reason, I don't have much of the base set from 2012, 2014, or 2015.  In exchange for this bounty, I gave up a bubble mailer full of late 80's goodies.  Zistle is quickly replacing Listia (which replaced eBay) as my favorite online source of individual cards. 

Friday, February 19, 2016

A Pair of Hanks

I picked up a pair of Hank Blalock game used jersey cards from 2003 and 2004 Topps on Listia for around 9,000 credits.  They are both good looking cards and in very good condition.  I didn't realize that Blalock had actually been out of baseball for 6 years.  Where have I been?

Monday, February 15, 2016

Zistle Trade #2

I have completed another trade on Zistle.  I have found it very easy to use the site so far.  There seem to be enough users so that everyone can have a trading partner.  In this trade, I picked up 6 2012 Topps Archives cards.  In exchange, I gave up a few 1980's-1990's cards, many of which were from 1987 Topps.  I honestly think we should have a giant bonfire for all collectors to dispose of our 1987 Topps cards.  In fairness, the set had some decent rookie cards.  Anyway, my haul consisted of Desmond Jennings, Todd Helton, Justin Verlander, Hunter Pence, Aroldis Chapman, and Michael Morse.