Yeah, you heard me!
I nabbed the big one! The top dog!
I got Woogies Most Desired card back! Via Trade!
NO BIG DEAL...
So I've taken to hitting the electronic bay looking for some Lost Cards and when I find them I'll sometimes send the seller a message asking if they'd be interested in a trade if their item doesn't sell.
I'm not sure if it's against the rules or not, but I don't feel like it is. If they sell it, more power to them.
So recently I found my precious and sent the seller a standard trade offer. I offered up a couple nice autographs and told him my store of The Lost Cards file and gave him the link to my blog and waited for a response. I really didn't hold out much hope as I had not been lucky in these endeavours, but what the hell... right?
Naturally the response I got back was... "very neat web blog page, but I don't think i will trade the ______ card, but I'll let you know if I changed my mind"
Again, I wasn't holding out any hope on this but the latter part of his statement made me check back every other day until his item had expired.
Well it happened last night.
I checked my messages and found that he responded again and said he didn't sell the item after all and wanted to know if I had any Reds cards.
I quickly went down to the Cave and pulled together and offer and threw it on the table. Here is what I gave up...
1987 signed in person Pete Rose autograph, 2012 Tier 1 Chris Heisey auto, Jay Bruce dual relic card also from Tier 1 (numbered to 50) and lastly an Edwin Encarnacion Stroke of Genius auto from 2008 UD Masterpieces. As incentive I also threw in this Dustin Pedroia dual relic auto from 2008 Topps Tribute.
In addition to those game used/auto cards I added a pair of vintage Reds cards I had.
1974 Topps Johnny Bench, and 1975 Topps Pete Rose.
All that in exchange for this one beautiful card that I've wanted back more then any other Lost Card in the file!
Welcome back Brooks... I missed the hell out of you!
Stay tuned for updates to the Lost Cards most WANTED page and possible a new page to chronicle those cards I've traded to obtain my Lost Cards.
Thanks for reading!