One of the nice things about blogging is that you get to talk to people that you wouldn’t necessarily have encountered otherwise. And if you blog about baseball cards, sometimes they’ll trade with you.
Sean, a Mets fan who runs a blog called Condition: Poor, told me that he had a couple 1960s cards off of my wantlist. I mailed him a handful of cards off of his wantlist, and thought I’d receive an envelope in the mail last week. Instead, I got a small box of Mets cards including the two I was expecting plus a bunch of surprises.
My favorites were a pair that you could never buy in stores. Sean makes his own custom baseball cards, and they are among the nicest I’ve ever seen. For a moment, the Mike Piazza card fooled me into thinking that it was something produced by an official card manufacturer.
So thank you, Sean. I’ll have to keep an eye out to see if I can help you knock a few more items off your wantlists.