A Team Set Killer of a Trade
March 31st, 2010 by slangon

Last week was a pretty good week for me trade-wise. I got three trade offers that ended up doing some pretty fierce damage to various wantlists of mine. Todays episode comes to us from reader Robert, who wasn’t ashamed to admit to being a fellow Mets fan.

Rob sent me a box of Mets cards that did extensive damage to my 80’s and 90’s wantlists, as well as a less fierce beat-down to my 70’s wantlists. For brevity’s sake, I’m not going to go into every card he sent. Rather I will show you, my good readers, one card from every year that he sent, just to give you an idea.

As you can see, the cards he sent spanned over 20 years worth of Mets teams, starting with some pretty good teams, into some bad teams, back to some good teams and ending up with some more bad teams. As I said, the majority of the cards were from the 80’s and 90’s, which is just fine with me. I realized that I tend to ignore those years when I track down cards for my Mets team sets. I guess it’s a combination of the knowledge that those cards aren’t terribly hard to track down or terribly expensive coupled with the fact that they’re not exactly as exciting as grabbing a couple of 62’s. They are part of my ultimate goal however, so this was a really awesome trade.

Just to give you an idea, these were the sets that Rob completed for me:

  • 1981 Topps
  • 1982 Topps
  • 1983 Topps Glossy Send-Ins
  • 1986 Topps
  • 1986 Topps Traded
  • 1988 Topps
  • 1990 Topps
  • 1991 Topps
  • 1991 Topps Traded
  • 1992 Topps

And that’s just what he completely killed. He also knocked 7 other sets down to 3 or less cards. Two of the sets that he knocked down to 1 card, I actually was able to trade for that final card on the Million Card Giveaway site.

A very productive trade that is very much appreciated. Thanks again Rob.

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