Last night the trading started in the Topps MCG Tradeathon.
Jimmy from the blog Prophet Got It...was the first to respond to my email. We actually made three trades in a row.
The newest card in my portfolio was a 1980 Allen Ripley. Believe it or not, Jimmy sent over the follwoing cards for Mr. Ripley:
'87 Mets Team Leaders Card
'87 Tony Gwynn
'87 Mike Schmidt All-Star
'02 Reggie Sanders
'04 Danny Graves
'06 Chad Orvella
'08 Ryan Zimmerman
'09 Mariano Rivera
I immediately sent the '06 Orvella back to Jimmy for the Ripley with the idea that a 1980 card is better than a 2006 card.
Jimmy then decided to throw another 4 cards in the pile. I sent the '04 Danny Graves back his way and he sent these:
'87 Pete Rose mgr
'89 Ozzie Smith
'01 Dan Wilson
'06 Chad Orvella
Next up on the tradeathon is The Brooklyn Met from Clear Cut Cards.
I sent him the '06 Orvella in exchange for the following:
'81 Preston Hanna
'85 Tim Foli First Draft Pick
'02 Bobby Jones
The third trader of the evening was Kerry from Cards on Cards. I sent Kerry the '02 Reggie Sanders in exchange for:
'70 Fred Talbot
'84 Bobby Brown
'91 Roy Smith
'94 Manual Lee
'05 Matt Holliday
The final trader for last night was Jeremy from No One's Going to Read this Blog.
I sent Jeremy the '02 Bobby Jones in exchange for:
'07 Brandon McCarthy
'07 Garret Atkins
That's a pretty good start. If I counted correctly, that's 19 cards that I can put toward a trade for something worth paying to have shipped.
It's not too late to get involved. If you have unwanted cards and you want a shot at whatever vintage card I can trade for, go here for the details. I won't be able to get with you on trades until late Sunday/early Monday and then into next week. Leave a coment and I'll get in touch with you.