Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Trade #15: too long in coming

Trade number 15 too way took long, and I mean that in a few ways. First, it's basically just been too long since I got a trade completed. Not paying enough attention to needs lists and trade bait lists and the like. That would be my fault. Also, and here is the bigger reason, it took too long because of my end. Summers can suck around my house, mainly for financial reasons. And the blame goes to the dingbat I see looking back at me in the mirror. My wife is a contract worker in a school. Oh, she's an awesome speech pathologist, but not district. So when she doesn't work, she doesn't get paid. Her surgery didn't have anything to do with the lack of pay over this summer. It's the same crap I deal with year after year, and I only have to deal with it because I fail to plan ahead. I want to be ready for the loss of over half our income, but I just don't do right, and by the end of the summer, we are struggling to stay afloat. Gotta ration what we have, and by the end of August, I have to do some create bank work. So there is little money for fun things, like postage. Poor planning is one of my many character defects, or "features" as we like to say in the computer program world.

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 But let's get to the nice trade I was glad to make. Dan from the great "It's like having my own card shop" jumped all over my post about Ginter relics and inquired about the Young jersey. Have to be honest - I was a bit of a jag in that post, not knowing who Chris Young was.

Just a bit of a jag?

But Dan was all over that card, and shot me a link to some White Sox he was offering.

I received the cards a while back, but as I said at the top, I didn't get my return package out until yesterday, so only now will I show the spoils. That link has all the cards, but here are three of my favs.

Gold Crede #1712/2004, Starquest Thome in a throwback and Konerko #171/2003. Bing, bang, BOOM! Thanks Dan for the great trade, and your package will be there very soon (I hope).

1 comment:

  1. Glad we could work out a trade! The Young jersey card is actually going to be for one of my sons for Christmas, so I'm actually getting it early. Thanks again!