Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Gettin' Crinkly With It

A few weeks ago, I showed a nice Aaron Hill card I won auction.  I was hoping Ted from Crinkly Wrappers could use it because he is an awesome trader and an awesome blogger.  And he has an awesome Fred Merkle card that I am insanely jealous of.

Turns out, he did want the Hill card..  I said, “It’s yours,” and he said he would send me a scan of what he was going to offer for it. 

The next day, he sent a scan and said “How’s this for a start?”


A “start.”  

A "start" he says.

That’s the start, middle and end, and then twice more around the track.  Of course I said “hell yes” and the trade was set.  

Perhaps it’s from marrying into a Catholic family, but my conscious really started bothering me.  No way could I accept such an incredible card for (nothing against the card I had) something not as good.  So I sent Ted a note and said I couldn’t accept the Hamilton, as nice as the gesture was.  However, I was smart enough to wait a few days until after the trade was done and the odds were good that he had already mailed the card.  My plan worked.   Ted advised me the lopsided trade was no big deal and the card was already sent anyway.   Now I look like a good guy for “refusing” the card, but because it had already shipped, I still get to keep it.  I am a genius. 

Thank you for the great trade Ted!


Potch said...

Ha ha! Well played!

Don't worry, Crinkly will be none the wiser. Just be sure to keep this grand scheme to yourself and you should be able to get away with this time and time again.

Play at the Plate said...

Ha! Brilliant. That is a nice card!

moremonkeys138 said...

Well played sir.



Glad you enjoyed the card and thanks to you too for the impending cards.

The Lost Collector said...

Sneaky sneaky. Really cool card. And I have to agree - Ted is a great trader/blogger.