Recently I participated in my very first "group trade", held by Brian over at Highly Subjective and Completely Arbitrary. The concept was an interesting one. Like myself, Brian has some pretty large gaps in his collection between the years 1995 and 2005. To address this shortcoming he picked up 5 wax boxes from within that time frame and ripped them. You could get all the cards pulled of a team of your choosing, and in return all you have to do is send Brian a package with some cards from the same era (and probably some Twins!).
What a great concept. All the excitement of a group break without the buyer's remorse if you don't end up with much. Brian picked some products that are right up my alley as well, most of them focusing on awesome photography and solid base sets. I think I did quite well in terms of getting a nice selection from each product. Here were the cards I was lucky enough to end up with that were new to my Red Sox collection.
Brian, I love the concept of the group trade and I have to say you did a great job with it. The box selection was perfect, and I'm very happy with the return. I finished packing up your cards this evening, and I hope you enjoy the bubble mailer headed your way as much as I enjoyed these!
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