Wednesday, December 30, 2015

December Trade Recap

December was another good month for me for trading. I consider any month where I make more than one trade a good one. My total number of trades for 2015 was 14, which is a little more than I expected, to be honest. Considering I have almost exclusively base cards available to trade, it limits the number I can do. 6 of my 14 trades came in November and December combined.

All 14 of my trades were made on the Trading Card Database, and one of them, early in the year, was the largest trade I have ever made..  I discovered a mistake in the post I made about it back then. I stated that it got me to 1 card away from 1993-94 Upper Deck. that isn't actually true, because the trade I just got in the mail on 12/28/15 got me to 1 card away from the set! When I was looking at my listing, I missed the card I got this trade. The info on my tradelist on the Database was correct and helped me get the card now.

I don't have any idea exactly how many cards I got in trade in 2015, other than in the month of December. I got 5 cards in the first trade, 4 in the second, and 56 in the third and final trade, 65 total. I also got several replacements for cards that got destroyed in the flood of 2/5/15, including the 1991-92 Upper Deck Muggsy Bogues card, which was totally obliterated in the flood. It, and the other replacements, are not counted as part of the 56 new.

Trade #1 for December saw me get 5 of the 1991 Vette Set cards. This is a set I was fairly close to completing, and as of now it is one of many sets where I am missing only 1 card. I only scanned 1 of them I got. This is card #99 of 100 in the set. It didn't scan all that well, the real card does not have those lines on it.
The second trade saw me get 4 of the Distinguished Service inserts from 2007 Topps Baseball. This was a very interesting set, it highlighted baseball players who served in the military, as well as some military only people. I got one earlier in the year as well, now having 5 of them. Again, I only scanned one. These arrived just a couple of days before Christmas and I've been working on the cards I got that day ever since.
The last trade to arrive, arriving on 12/28/15, was the largest, which saw me receive 56 new cards, as stated above. All 56 are NBA, and cover in age 1988-89 through 2004-05. The largest group of them was from 1992-93 Fleer, one of my all time favorite sets. I got 23 new ones here, and, even better, it brings me to only one card short of the set! While I did not complete any sets with this trade, it moved 4 sets to one card short. In addition to 1992-93 Fleer, it also moved 1991-92 Fleer, 1993-94 Upper Deck, and 2002-03 Topps to that mark. I also got some new cards for sets that I have not added to in a long time. 2000-01 Victory got two new records show my last new addition to the set was all the way back on July 23rd, 2002! For a 330 card set, that's a very long time. Of course, I was pretty much totally away from the NBA from 2006-12. 2003-04 Standing O got a new card, and the last time that happened was 3/2/04, and 2004-05 Ultra, my favorite of the three that I hadn't added to in over a decade, saw it's last new addition on 8/11/04. The package also included 6 new cards from 1997-98 Upper Deck. For some reason this set almost never comes up in the mixed boxes I like to get. Although this was not the first time I added to the set in 2015, is the largest new addition I've made to this set since 2002 or 2003. Here are some highlights.

This is a scan I made of the original card, which is now lost. I am glad I got a replacement for it as Muggsy is one of my all-time favorite players
Thank you to all my trading partners in 2015, and hopefully I will be able to make more in 2016!

1 comment:

  1. What a great year for trades for you! Look how skinny Barkley was!