- 2008 Upper Deck First Edition - Starburst Common #SQ-42 Derek Jeter
- 1973-74 O-Pee-Chee (hockey) #53 Richard Lemieux (See Trade #85)
- 1970 Topps #103 Frank Reberger (See Trade #39)
- 1969 Topps #453 Mike Cueller (See Trade #24)
- 1969 Topps - Deckle Edge #13 Mel Stottlemyre (See Trade #45)
- 1969 Topps (football) #154 Sam Baker (See Trade #76)
- 1967 Philadelphia (football) #109 New York Giants (TC) (See Trade #76)
- 1966 Topps #444b Checklist 430-506 (CL) (See Trade #18)
- 1965 Philadelphia (football) #193 John Paluck (See Trade #85)
- 1964 Philadelphia (football) #172 Ken Gray (RC) (See Trade #89)
- 1962 Topps #278 Ken Johnson (See Trade #28)
- 1959 Topps (football) #80 Joe Perry (See Trade #87)
- 1956 Topps Flags of the World (non-sport) #70 Jordan
- 1952 Bowman #57 Clyde Vollmer
This trade was straight up generosity. In exchange for one card, I got 13 back, all vintage. When a card gets traded away, I italicize it and notate the trade number. As you can see, 11 of these cards are in the appreciative hands of other collectors. However, two cards have remained. It stands to reason that the older the card, the less likely someone out there reading my blog not only wants the card, but has an older card they're willing to give up. This is especially true with cards I have from the 50's and older. It's tough to match up on a trade, especially if the other collector has preferences with the card's condition.
1952 Bowman #57 Clyde Vollmer
1956 Topps Flags Of The World (non-sport) #70 Jordan
- Someone trades for it - Obviously this is the preferred option and not really a voting choice.
- I try to make that unilateral trade on TCDB for another card from the set - If nothing else, I scratch a card off someone's want list and make them happy.
- I add the card to my collection - Again, it doesn't really fit though!
- I keep it in the trade stack - When I first came up with the idea of highlighting cards, I thought that maybe I'd spare cards from the 50's or older and they would remain in the stack. Besides, part of the allure of this project is the variety of cards it has!
- Giveaway! - Maybe a trade partner gets a bonus card in their PWE, maybe I save it for some future giveaway.
- "Cycle it out" - I also weighed the idea of removing it from the trade stack, but keeping it around and maybe adding it back in down the road. Maybe a card in the stack catches my eye, and I can use this card to make a personal swap. Maybe I just hold onto it for a year and see if there's any renewed interest. I don't know.