Friday, December 3, 2010

Calling All MCG Tradeathon Participants

As sometimes happens when I have an idea for the blog, I don't think of all the angles until I've already posted it. After I started taking trades for the Tradeathon contest, I started thinking about how I was going to decide what to cards to make offers for and I didn't really have a plan.

I could just offer trades for early Topps cards, but without a clue as to what you guys might want, it would just be a shot in the dark. As I was thinking about this problem, another idea came to mind and I wanted to get your input on it, since it will have an impact on those of you who are participating.

Instead of trading for something and then randomizing it off, how about if I do the randomization first? That way the winner gets to give me some feedback on what team, player or year they want me to try to obtain.

Let me know what you think of that idea. Since I didn't put it out that way in the original post, I'll only change to the new plan if it's ok with the majority of the participants. Leave a comment with your thoughts please!

On a side note, I have two more people that have expressed an interest in the Tradeathon and if we can coordinate a time to get the trades completed, we'll have more trade bait.


  1. I'm good either way, but I think this idea is a good one. That way someone might have a chance to get something they'll like to have.

  2. I think since we're (hopefully) talking about vintage cards here, most people would be happy with pretty much anything that has more value than the $2-3 it costs to have something shipped. My suggestion would be to get the last minute trades done, then start working on getting something for the prize. It might take quite awhile to get the prize, I'm guessing.

  3. I think just try to get a good vintage card and then randomize among the participants. I will go with the majority.

  4. I'm not overly picky on vintage cards as my team wasn't around in the 50s and 60s. I say get a card and then do the random.

  5. I'll be doing the trading first, then the randomizing. I've made one trade so far, so hopefully I'll have two cards to give away.