Friday, November 2, 2012

Joy of a Complete Set - Trade Night Style

It was trade night last night at the local card shop. All in all a really good time with a really good turnout.

One of the first timers brought a 3200ct box with him. In it, were over 3000 base cards from various sets.

Base cards!!!!!

Naturally he was one of the most popular trade partners that night. I was in there with both fists... unfortunately, he only had one set that I am currently chasing.

2009-10 Upper Deck Ice. A very colourful set. I always liked Ice. That's probably why UD scrapped it and yet still insists on putting out SPx, SP Authentic and SP Game Used. Absolutely horrible sets.

And they wonder why they`re in fianancial trouble.

Anyways, where was I? Oh yeah, both fists. But I wasn't the only one! It was like throwing rice in a Koi pond.... going in, I needed 7 cards to finish my set. And I found 6!!! Oh so close.

But wait.... another blogger whose name sounds like lambinden had a stack of these set aside already! He may have the one lone card I need!

After a brief skirmish consisting of indian leg wrestling and rochambeau, my good friend Brett handed over the last card I needed.

Now all I had to do was complete the trade with the owner. It took a little longer than I anticipated... but in the end I have another complete set to scratch off the old wantlist.

I wish more people brought base cards to trade night.....


  1. It's not everyday I get rochambeaued

    Nice finish.

  2. It's a cool set but the sets from Ice 2001-01 and 2001-02 with a plastic clear see through type feel and look to them are better in my opinion.