So as I was trying to trade up for my Seneca Wallace White Whale, I acquired a lot of neat cards. The Seneca Quest fell short because the guy wants a small fortune for that card after all, and I still have all these cards. So I've got a few ideas for them that'll hopefully lead to some other PC gets and some fun times, one of which included trying to make a trade with my favorite LCS!
I traded with this guy a few years back in an attempt to pick up some goodies for blogger Dennis, and it worked to perfection. Back then I was just stopping by during the day to kill time for a craft show, but now this shop is my closest at about 10 minutes away and I really ought to frequent it more. It's the least card shop of my local card shops as it's really a comic place with a small smattering of cards, and even then the singles/packs of cards don't change much (I literally picked up a card in today's trade that was there in a singles box 2-3 years ago so that gives you an idea of how little the stuff moves). But I love the store just the same, and it's fun to dig through all his goodies!
Now per usual with me, none of this is very "high end," and it's mostly because the singles in the store aren't very high end. There was a Nolan Ryan on card auto for $74.99, but then the next most expensive cards were an Eric Davis short printed auto and an Emanuel Sanders auto for $24.99. So cheap stuff all around. I gave him a bunch of local stuff (inserts, rookies, an auto or two) and got six cards in return, a few for potential prospecting, a few for me!
Chase Daniel Gridiron Graphs
Darius Butler RC #'d 1/25 (Ebay 1/1 OMGZ)
Josh Freeman Score Hot Rookies Artist Proof Inscriptions #'d 4/32
Roman Harper Score End Zone #'d 4/6
Jarrett Brown Rookies and Stars Parallel #'d 5/25
Danny Woodhead Sage Hit Gold RC
So there you have it...a few chances for some prospecting, a few neat cards, and a nice time at my LCS! I'm sure I'll head back sooner than later if only to grab some comics...he has a 5 for $1 bin and my kids at school love reading comics in their free time!