I recently sent Ted from the supreme blog Crinkly Wrappers a single card. It was a nice eTopps T206 card of Christy Mathewson, and I kind of hated to part with it. But he had a real T206 card of Mathewson, and wanted to display the cards side by side. I thought that was a nifty idea, and I was glad to be able to send the eTopps version to someone who would really like it.
It was a nice card, but it was one card. Ted said he would send me a lot of stuff in return. He wasn't kidding.
Today I received my part of the trade. It came in a box. Holy schnikes, there was a lot of great stuff in that box:
To start, he sent me over 70, yes I said 70, Gypsy Queen base cards.
He told me he had a "bunch" of GQ cards, and I said I'd take whatever he thought was fair. My base checklist went from 50% to 73% complete just like that. That would have been more than enough for what I sent, and would have left me feeling guilty enough on its own. But there was more in the box:
Not nearly enough lovely wife, not nearly enough. Ted, thank you so much for the awesome trade. I won't be able to get over my guilty conscious for this lopsided trade until I even it out at least a little. Be on the lookout for another package. You didn't get confused and think I sent you the original T206 Mathewson did you?