Sunday, May 31, 2015

Zistle Trade #20

This Zistle trade is with user 1carddawg.  I reached out to him with a trade offer since we seem to match up well with wants and needs.  For this trade I offered him all of my Atlanta Falcons cards for some Mets.

I like completing a team set with a trade.  These 1994 Score cards are probably not the hardest to find, but finishing the set gives me a sense of accomplishment.

Of course, now I have to start looking into completing these 1996 Leaf and Stadium Club sets.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Zistle Trade #19

Alright, I have gotten behind on these trade posts.  Let's try to work through my draft folder and get closer to present time.

This Zistle trade was completed with user royals.  I reached out to him a while back regarding some various basketball cards.  I looked through our matches selected some cards from his trade list that intrigued me.

I think the first card I saw was the 2003 Upper Deck Rey Ordonez.  I liked the look of the throwback uniform and then saw he had some more Mets from the same set.  Upper Deck usually has a nice look to their design.  The 2003 set is on the simple side of designs, but it works well here.

I also got reminded from this trade that David Cone had a second stint with the Mets.  He was attempting a comeback after sitting out the 2002 season.  His comeback was short-lived as, at the age of 40, his chronic hip problems became too great to finish the season.

The cards you see here are just what we agreed to for the trade.  It was a total and pleasant surprise to find some extra stacks of great Mets card in the package!  I definitely try to reciprocate when a trader is over generous and this one is long overdue!