Originally I intended to title this 'Trade with Tony'. But it has been an unusually quiet couple of months in regard to trading. The rare find?.... not the Okajima relic....a trade partner in the UK.
There is a small but growing band of baseball cards collectors in the UK. I was fortunate enough to make contact with Tony from Newport, not Rhode Island but in Wales. He has been reading the blog and decide that was time we made contact.
It appears as if Tony and I have fiercely competed for some of the more desirable baseball cards on ebayUK. Mind you there is plenty of undesirable rubbish too. Such as a seller who listed the entire 1991 Fleer set, 'the yellow one,' not as a single lot but as individual cards at 99p per card not including the 70p postage per card. Browsing through the baseball card selection on ebayUK is like wading your way through a pool of custard.
Tony is a set collector foremost, he is pursuing the 2010 Topps Heritage at present. Fortunately he also collects the San Fransisco Giants. He managed to trim about 60 cards off my wants list and included the Okajima Career Best relic. We also arranged to purchase a box (or two)of 2010 Allen and Ginter and see how we fair collecting the base set.
Thanks Tony for the trade and looking forward to the 22nd of June.