I don't know about you, but I don't have an exact dollar figure budgeted monthly or weekly for cards. I certainly end up spending more than I intend to from time to time, but one of the things that always trips me up is the trip to the post office. I love trading via the blogosphere, but that postage is a real dent in the old budget, real or imagined.
I recently completed a trade with Robert from $30 a week habit. I won't be showing all the cards he sent, but the box was so jam packed with cards, it cost $6.40 to ship it.
I showed this card because I think it's a sharp looking card, not because I like ARod.
Robert is also running a blog dedicated to collecting 1500 serial numbered cards. It's called Serial Numbered Insanity. He sent over a coupled of serial numbered Rangers. I hope these don't leave holes in his collection. This John Rheinecker is from 2008.
Here is another Gold Ranger, this time an Adrian Beltre from 2011.
This is a nice 2000 Pacific Private Stock Ivan Rodriguez #185/199.
The reason the shipping was so high is because Robert knows I like the 1956 Topps set and I've been looking at adding the 2005 Heritage set to my wantlists. He sent over 120 2005 Heritage cards to give me a good head start on that set.
The crown jewel of the trade was this 2008 UD Baseball Heroes Michael Young jersey #26/50. That blue parallel looks great with the Ranger blue Michael is wearing.
Thanks for a great trade Robert! I look forward to the next one.