Nick from the prolific blog “Dime Boxes- the Low End Baseball Card Collector’s Journey” will heretofore have his blog referred to as the “Dime Box Master” for short on this post. Or I guess I could just say "Nick's Blog" for shorter. Or "Nick's" for shortest.
Anyway, I completed my first trade with him recently, and was able to help knock out some of his Heritage needs. I was certainly happy with what he sent in return. The best card wasn’t even one that I was expecting. I was expecting this Nelson Cruz sticker:
Poor Nelson Cruz. He will have that misplay of what should have been the final out in the World Series follow him the rest of his career. If life were fair, people would also remember the walk off grand slam he hit against the Tigers in the LCS. But life isn’t fair I guess. I’m still a fan though, and I still remember the LCS grand slam, and my guess is that he will be just fine this year.
Nick also sent a nice group of other players I collect.
But the best part was this:
A 1984 Fleer Darryl Strawberry rookie. I would ask if he found this in a dime box, but I probably don't want to know the answer. About 20 years ago, I would have gone to great lengths to get this card. I still love it, and as an unexpected add-in to the trade, it’s an incredible bonus! That would have been worth the trade on its own. Very excited about this, and I’m very appreciative of the Dime Box Master. Keep up the great work on your blog Nick.
But, I still can’t believe you passed on that 1971 rookie Concepcion for a dime. That pains me every time I think about it.