Monday, August 5, 2013

This is all new to me: blogging to "trade sportscards" A New Hope

Forgive me in advance for the simplicity, this is my very first blog. I'm not very techy, but I will learn.

After being away from "our" hobby for many years now I decided to go through my old card collection, and it has definitely "fired me up" again. For the last couple of months digging through search engines looking to find card traders (when I last traded cards, AOL had groups for that, and it was super easy, made tons of trades that way, it doesn't exist anymore :( ), ultimately finding a handful of groups that I have or am planning on joining. Still because I mainly collect John Elway cards and whatever I can get my hands on of him, makes trading hard in the groups especially the vintage groups difficult. (I have cards dating back to the "White Border T206" and other 1930's tobacco cards) I can hit their want lists (they all seem to want my Mickey Mantle cards), but they usually do not have Elway. Thus, I've been frustrated, until this past weekend. I stumbled across some blogs, via search engine, and read them.

 I believe that this "blogging" thing is an awesome way of getting into groups that help each other with their collecting needs no matter how limited they are. The frustration from the past several weeks is fading away, I see "New Hope" on the horizon.  this is a link to what I have listed and what I need. I truly focus on the John Elway (highest priority) cards for my needs, but I do collect the old school Wackys (2nd priority) and looking to build as best I can the T206 (lowest priority) more of a prove a theory than anything else, we can save that for a later blog though.

Thanks for reading,



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    1. Thanks Junior! It has been overwhelming the trading that one can do this way, BUT MAN IS IT FUN. Today alone, I got in nearly 400 CARDS! Granted only about 30 or so needed Elway, but one of them was a super super SP serial numbered 7/9, Yep, His jersey number. WOW! Jackpot. Although, I appreciate the other 30 cards just as much, as I needed them too. I also got in 200 MARINO, 50 Adrian Peterson, and a dozen or so Tebow, short printed GU prime patch card of another Bronco RB, not to mention the Elway duplicates, about 50 of them too, some Topps Mayo cards. It has been a good month for swappin board. Cards are starting to roll in everyday now. Gotta love it!