I have been a very bad blogger. I have been pretty proud of myself the last few days as my desk is looking fairly organized and most of my incoming trades and purchases have been scanned. I haven't quite put all the cards into their proper binder or box but they are organized by product (for my sets), player (for my player collections) and year (for my Giants). I have been a little lax in posting, not meeting my one post per day goal but justified that by applauding myself for being somewhat organized. My self congratulations stopped this morning when I checked my scan folder for the blog and saw that I have 17 trades that I have yet to post on. This doesn't include the stack of cards I received in yesterday's mail or the 3 trades I have finalized in the last couple days. Yes, I am 20 trades behind.
I thought I would share three oldest trades I have yet to post today.
First up is a trade with Weston over at Fantastic Catch. Weston and I have made a few trades and he is great at tracking down cards from my want list and dropping me a note to initiate a trade.
Next up is a trade with Jim who is a reader of the blog. He uses the log on of mrhaverkamp on the blogs and is also a Giants fan!!! This is the first of two trades we made - the other will get its own post fairly soon.
Jim also included these 5 What's in a Name inserts. I am farther away from finishing this one up still needing 23 cards but that is 77% done! I really like this insert set, many of the card backs are pretty interesting and informative and the front design has grown on my featuring a mini card, the team logo and player name prominently featured.
The final trade I want to feature today is from the Card Hobbyist. Patrick reached out to me with a big list of Ginter cards he had from my want list. I am still amazed at how easy it has been to work towards completing sets in our blogging community. In the past I have bought an extra box of certain cards to try and get close to my sets or get tradebait for the forums but trades like this really excite me about our community. Patrick traded me a nice stack of Ginter base and inserts for a group of minis from the last couple years he needed for his mini sets. I decided to only collect the Giants minis so it was a perfect trade.
Thanks to all 3 of my trade partners. I want you to know that the delay in getting this post up is in no way a reflection of not appreciating the trades. After several months I am still trying to balance the buying, trading, scanning, posting and organizing of my cards - not to mention the work and family as well. I pledge to get caught up on trade posts in the next two weeks so keep the trade offers coming!