In this article I am going to discuss the biggest trade I have ever done. I met a great Cubs collector on Net54 Baseball Forum. We have been trading for a couple months. The first two trades were pretty good, but neither compares to the third trade…
I had purged my 2016 Cubs collection and was looking to trade or sell it into vintage Cubs cards. He was looking for modern Cubs cards he didn’t have. I was able to give him base, parallels, GU and autos.
How I Set Up The Trade Folder
This trade was going to consist of 7 mini trades, I am going to refer to them as batches.
I have a folder in Google Drive named Active Trades. In this folder I can create folders to share cards between myself and the person I am trading with.
I set up a Cubs Trade 003 Folder. Inside the folder I had separate folders for each batch.
I selected cards from his list, then put pictures of the cards I was offering in the respective batch folder.
Once uploaded, I sent him an email, he checked the folder and either passed or approved. Once we confirmed a batch, we moved on to the next. The seven mini trades took place over the course of two days.
Trade Batch 001
Trade Batch 1 of 7, I traded left for the right.
I Traded: KB auto, 2 GU, 1 auto, 10 base, 5 parallels.
He Traded: 1909 Philadelphia Caramel Johnny Evers & 1933 Goudey Guy Bush.
Trade Batch 002
Trade Batch 2 of 7, I traded the two on the left for the right.
I Traded: Topps Holiday Cubs set, 4 GU, 20 base, 10 parallels.
He Traded: 1909-1911 American Carmel Joe Tinker & 1933 Goudey Elwood English.
Trade Batch 003
Trade Batch 3 of 7, I traded left for the right.
I Traded: 8 Card Triple Threads GU Relic lot.
He Traded: 1933 Goudey Grimes & Frank Demaree.
Trade Batch 004
Trade Batch 4 of 7, I traded left for the right.
I Traded: KB 13 Card Rookie lot.
He Traded: 1940 Playball Frank Chance.
Trade Batch 005
Trade Batch 5 of 7, I traded the two on the left for the right.
I Traded: Rizzo Auto GU /10, 2 GU, 1 auto, 30 base, 10 parallels.
He Traded: 1947 Tip Top Bread Chipman & Strugeon.
Trade Batch 006
Trade Batch 6 of 7, I traded the two on the left for the right.
I Traded: 10 GU and autos, 30 base, 10 parallels.
He Traded: 8 1958-1969 baseball HOF.
Trade Batch 007
Trade Batch 7 of 7, I traded the left four for the right.
I Traded: Topps Now lot, KB booklet, 5 GU and autos, 50 base, 15 parallels.
He Traded: 12 1958-1968 baseball HOF.
I put together an article about how I packaged all the cards for shipping. I also made a time lapse video of the packing process. It took roughly 30 minutes to get everything packed up.
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