Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Merry Christmas! Please help with unknown trade packages!

First of all, I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas like I did.  I had a great time with my family and remembered why that's always my favorite holiday each year, even if it's my least favorite season weather-wise.  I didn't get any cards, but I didn't ask for any because I can get them without asking from good folks like you!

Speaking of which, I received five awesome trade packages over the last week or so.  Unfortunately, things kind of got mixed up on my desk, and I didn't think to do something logical like keep the stacks near the envelopes that they came in.  Therefore, I'm asking if those of you who sent me either of the following packages will please identify yourselves, either in the comments or by emailing me:

  • Unknown package 1:  football wantlist cards, almost all 2009 Topps baseball I needed, a few Tigers inserts and two Tigers relics
  • Unknown package 2:  all Tigers:  a nice mix of current players and vintage, some inserts, and a surprise auto of a former Tiger great  EDIT:  confirmed that this one was from Spiegel
I apologize to the two of you who sent me those packages, and once I can give proper attribution, I'll make sure to get trade posts up soon.  For what it's worth, I'm an idiot and I learned my lesson.

Now, to all five of you who sent me this great stuff, thank you very much!  I promise to give each package all the attention it deserves in upcoming posts, plus it sure looks like I owe each of you some nice stuff in return, which is something I'll be working on next month!

Besides a few more trade posts, I plan on a couple more posts soon which I already described a bit:  a look at my spending for the year and a summary of how I did with my 2012 resolutions.  Considering how much snow got dumped on us the last few days up here, I may have a lot more time for posting than I thought, so stay tuned!


  1. I think the #2 package is from me. Was a Lolich auto included? Email me to confirm.

    1. That's the one, thanks! I knew one of them was from you, I just couldn't remember which. That was a really nice surprise, and you know I'll be getting you back for that!

  2. I'd make fun of you for forgetting, but I do that all the time. I set it aside saying I'll scan that tomorrow and I'll remember who sent it. A week goes by before I scan it, then I can't remember who sent it. I bought post a notes to mark them when I get them in, I still forget. I suck!

    1. It's definitely my fault I didn't make myself a note, but what I tend to do when I get packages like this is see if the trader included a note with his name/blog. These two either didn't have one, or did but I threw them out accidentally, so that's the point where I should have stuck a note on them that said where they were from. Or, you know, actually posted them closer to when I received them so I wouldn't forget where they came from. I'm getting forgetful in my old age!