Those are the three main things that contributed to me not hooking up my new scanner for over 2 months. And since I didn't have a scanner connected, I didn't want to show the results of any of my trades. But tonight, a sudden wave of productivity washed over me, and I installed the darn thing. And it works great!
Back in September, Justin at The Hopeful Chase and I worked out a trade through Zistle. These guys came my way in one of the familiar yellow bubble mailers.
2010 National Chicle Royals (#152 / #153 / #20)
AWESOME. Love me some David DeJesus (and all Kansas City Royals), and Alex Gordon is on the way up. I never got attached to Rick Ankiel as a Royal (there wasn't enough time before he was traded!), but I mostly collect the name on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back.
There was one other card I had requested of him:
2010 National Chicle - # 65 - Clayton Kershaw
Art/Painted cards are some of my favorite, and I thought this one was cool-looking. Besides, aren't there some Kershaw Kollectors (yes, I just made that up) that are reading this now? If anyone needs it, it's for trade.
Finally, as the blogging veterans know and I am still discovering -- the generosity of many out there is so great as to add "throw-ins" of extra stuff the recipient might like. Justin was generous to me and tossed in these two beauties:
2011 Topps Stickers!! - Alex Gordon and Mike Moustakas - Number 73 and 76.
These were my first 2011 stickers (believe it or not) and was happy to see them. Just a few more needed for the complete base set. :-)
So, thanks again, Justin! You can see his whole post on what I gave him (Eddie Murrays). It was a very smooth trade, and if you ever get a chance to trade with him I would jump on it.