This hobby is awesome, because the answer to the above question is in the eye of the beholder. Personally, I think a great trade is when both sides are happy with what they receive. And last week, Rhubarb_Runner over at “é rayhahn, rayhahn” contacted me about trading some of my Twins for a few of his cards that would be better off in my collection than his.
Sure we negotiated a little between book value and sell value... but in the end... the trade agreement left both of us pleased. He now has eleven new additions to his Minnesota Twins PC. And me? Well I received these PC additions:
One San Jose Shark
One Seattle Seahawk
Two Green Bay Packers
Two San Diego Padres
and Four Oakland Athletics
You can see what I sent him by clicking here. Collectors can debate who got the better end of the deal. Personally... I think it's pretty fair. Both of us were able to unload cards that we didn't want... Both of us received cards that are going straight into our PC's... and most importantly... both of us are happy with this trade. In my opinion... that makes this a great trade.
If anyone has any Twins cards for trade... I encourage you to head over to Rhubarb_Runner's blog and contact him. Who knows... he might just have some cards for your PC.
Thanks again Rhubarb_Runner for the trade. I look forward to trading with you again in the future.
Monday's question of the day:
What's your definition of a great trade?
Have a great week.... and Oyasumi nasai! (Good night!)