Let me start this post with a simple statement of fact: When I started this little ole blog, I would have never believed that I would be getting offers of help from every corner of this great country of ours (and from outside as well), I absolutely love the new friends I've met through this hobby.
Late last month I got an email from out of the blue, just after I completed my want list page:
Ted, from the Crinkly Wrappers blog, spied my newly created list and proposed a trade for, "a big stack [of 2010 Update] that you need to finish your set." Now I use the term trade extremely loosely here, as the only thing that Ted needed in this trade from my end was my address. Apparently he had an over-abundance of update extras that he wanted to be rid of. I obliged him with my snail mail, and, to put it lightly, he produced.
The two scans do not come close to indicating the cards that I received in the mail on Monday:
Ted managed to reduce my 2010 Topps Update needs list to almost nothing. I scanned the base cards in one picture, not pictured are the Turkey Reds, Peak Performance, Legendary Lineage, More Tales of the Game, Cards Your Mom Threw Out, and Attax cards that he sent me as well. The only cards that were not included were from the Target and Wally World exclusives (I did not expect the volume of what was included either!)
Now, I was totally stoked, and would have been completely happy to have received such a generous offer of help for my needs lists. But, from what I've been able to deduce, Ted being Ted, he could not, or would not, leave well enough alone as he also included several (and by several, I mean a true BUTT-LOAD of) singles from my Personal Collecting categories. He hit every one of my teams and included very nice cards for each of them. The second scan is from some of the extras:
And he even topped off the package with a Fleer Baseball Sticker of the Phillies Team History, a first for me and very cool!
I would wrap this post up with my usual thanks for the trade, blah, blah, blah... but that don't quite cut it for this one-sided offer of help from the GReat white north. (and please do not read this wrong, I enjoy each and every trade that comes my way)
Ted, you frickin ROCK dude!! I know you said you did not need anything in return, but I'm going to find something, somewhere, to send back your way, might take me a while, but I will find something.
Thanks for the help on my set Ted, it's very close to completion now.
Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat day!
On a separate note, I would like to take this opportunity to wish my wife the very happiest of Anniversaries today as it is our 17th February 17th together. I would not trade the last 17 years for anything, including a '52 Mantle! I love you more today than ever, thanks for the last 17 years!
I can not wait to see where this journey takes us in the future...