That has been a hit - I managed to get a freebie or two, picked up a few cards for a care package, got links to a few really nice cards/collections and was able to find a 1/1 printing plate that jaybarkerfan purchased! It was all sitting there just waiting for the right collector on Blowout and since I posted some random thread now it is available to or going to a collector that'll really appreciate it!
So It thought, hey, there are a lot of bloggers who just blog and don't use forums (which is fine, that was me forever haha, and forums aren't for everyone). But I know there's probably a lot of cards on those forums that bloggers could use. I would like to volunteer to make sort of a blogger buy/sell/trade post on Blowout. Bloggers could send me player/team/set needs (within reason of course) which I could then post on the forum. If someone on the forum had something that that could meet a need (like say they had a nice Josh Willingham for jaybarkerfan) they could message me and we could set something up. I think it'd be a nice way to expand the collecting universe for bloggers without having to have everyone here sign up for a forum account.
A few thoughts on the processes:
1. My basic idea for the forum is something like:
Where blog name could be a hyperlink to your blog name if you wanted (or I could just say like Bill if you didn't want you blog name public - I just figured the hyperlink may increase views/make ya some new readers friends haha). Needs would be stuff you're looking for, haves (optional) would be stuff you're willing to trade with others.
2. I know with the Willingham plate the seller didn't know jaybarkerfan and so we ended up having to do a deal where jaybarkerfan paid me, I paid the seller, and then the seller shipped to jaybarkerfan. I don't know that it'll all be that mixed but since I am the middleman of sorts I'm sure that'll pop up from time to time - just wanted to make people aware of it.
3. If you're interested at all could you leave a comment here? I'd love general comments/questions/suggestions as well - I'm sure there's a flaw here or there that I'm missing but I think by and large it could be pretty neat!