Saturday, February 26, 2011

Trade Review: Heartbreaking Cards

I've made quite a few trades in a short time since I started blogging. I've been pretty proactive about reaching out to a lot of you. I hope it's not annoying. It's really helped me meet a lot of fellow collectors and expand my Yankee collection quicker than I ever could have on my own.

One of the trade packages I got on Friday was from Matt F. of Heartbreaking Cards of Staggering Genius. I had four 2011 Topps Kimball Champions that Matt needed, so per usual, I told him to send me a few Yankees and we'll call it even.

Matt over delivered. I was shocked when I opened the envelope and found this:

A 2009 Upper Deck Icons Joe Pepitone Immortal Lettermen #'d 09/40!! I couldn't believe it. This card is a beauty (the awful iPhone photo doesn't do it justice), and Matt certainly didn't need to send it to me for a few Kimballs. It has quickly become one of my favorite cards, and the second lowest #'d card that I own (I have a /25 Tino Quad Relic). I know that people feel differently about manu-patchs, but this card will certainly find a prominent place in my Yankees relics collection. As if the Pepitone wasn't more than enough, Matt also sent me a great assortment of 2011 Topps Yankee inserts:

Matt, you went above and beyond in this trade. Hopefully I'll get a few more Kimballs to send your way. Thanks again for your generosity!


  1. Hello. Just wanted to introduce myself. I started a blog a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately precious little time to blog - but I have been working to build up my trade/want lists.

    I'll be adding more years soon - it's a work in progress - but you're welcome to take a look at what I have so far.

    Just completed a deal with Nachos Grande - my first. He should have his cards in hand by Monday, Tuesday latest.

    Thanks and enjoy! I'll take a look at your want list later today when I'm back - and see if I can help you at all.

  2. Good to meet you. Hopefully we can me a trade in the near future. Thanks for reaching out!