Today's comes to me from Ryan of "O" No!!! Another Orioles Blog. When I threw up this post last Sunday about wanting to get rid of a lot of my set-fillers, Ryan asked for some of my Bowman Chromes, which I knew would help him towards some of his sets, so this was already destined to be a pretty good trade. I also kicked a few Orioles cards his way for fun, because, why not?
Ryan sent me one of my favorite things to get in return: major wantlist help. Because I didn't want to go imageless in this post, here's my favorite from the group:
This is former NC State/Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson's 2010 Bowman Draft Prospects card, the one that caused some controversey because, bah gawd, King, he's a student-athlete! Anyway, here's how much Ryan was able to help me with this one trade package, You Complete Me-style:
- 2002 Bowman: 17 cards, down to 27 needed
- 2004 Bowman Draft: 3, need 36
- 2008 Topps II set 2: 2, need 13
- 2009 Bowman Prospects: 1, need 5
- 2009 Topps Update: 3, need 1
- 2010 Bowman Draft base: 15, complete!
- 2010 Bowman Draft prospects: 17, complete!
Total cards: 58 Sets added to: 7 Sets completed: 2
This is very exciting for me because, not only did he complete two of my sets--which were up to this point the newest ones on the list--he put me within five cards or fewer for two others, which makes it that much more likely I can knock them off via Sportlots very soon.
A big thanks again to Ryan who put together an excellent and VERY useful trade package for me, and I hope we can deal again soon, especially if it means more chipping away at my incredibly shrinking wantlist!