Up next is a Blogger trade with Jim at garvey cey russell lopes. This was a trade that started way early last year and took a few months to complete. It did not take us a few months to agree to a trade, but rather put together a trade package to send to each other. It was probably more my procrastination than his, but we eventually got this trade done.
I find Blogger trades make me more nervous than Zistle trades. You can see what cards you get and what cards you are sending with both sides agreeing to a Zistle trade. Blogger trades seem to be rather blind in most cases. You might know some of the cards ahead of time, but generally not every thing you get. I believe this trade was blind.
Jim sent along a rather interesting card. The above 1999 Topps Stars n' Steel Mike Piazza. The set is a pretty basic 44 card set with just two parallel versions. The interesting part is the cards are printed on 0.25 gauge metal. It was rather surprising to look through a bunch of cardboard and come across one that was metal.
I received some pretty great cards from Jim in this trade. Some cards finished some team sets and some cards started some team sets.
Jim finished up his blog last year with a nice "goodbye" post. He is still collecting and trade, though, which is always nice to see. Thanks for the wonderful trade, Jim!