Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Trade List Updated and Chicago Trip

My trade list page is updated with Topps Series 2 information including all inserts I am willing to trade (which is pretty much all the inserts I get).  If you want something send me an email.  I have my want list page updated also.

I will be in Chicago for a few days so I will get back in touch with you when I return on the 5th.  A fellow teacher and I are heading up there to attend the National Education Association's Representative Assembly.  Around 9000 teachers from across the country will be gathering to make decisions about what direction our  organization is heading in the upcoming year.  If any of you have paid attention to what has went on in Wisconsin and many other states with teacher's rights, you will know that our jobs are being challenged constantly.  Unfortunately, this attack on teachers has spilled over to other groups including all public employees.  Anyway, to some more upbeat events.

While in Chicago, we will be taking a couple of extra days to do a few baseball related events including a Cubs-Giants game, two White Sox-Royals games, and a Wrigley Field tour.  If anyone knows of a good LCS in the Chicago area that is easy to get to let me know with a comment and address.

Until we return...happy trading!


  1. Tim's Baseball Card Shop
    4549 N Western Ave.

    If you are anywhere near there, it's worth it.

  2. Hi Matt,

    Tim's is a great shop and he's a good guy. Ask him about the Super Bowl commercial he was in this year!

    While you're in the area, about a 15-minute walk away is another shop called Elite Sports Cards. The gent there is also very nice. Pretty good shop too.

    2028 W. Montrose

    I believe they're the only real shops left on the north side of Chicago. I lived in between the two shops for five years - until 2007. Too bad I didn't return to collecting until last year. ARGH!

    But I've since visited both many times.

    Meanwhile, I need to finish reviewing lists (as I want to add some more cards for you) but how does this deal look so far? If you like it, please set aside the cards and I'll do the same. I'll add several to what will come your way and I'll let you know soon.

    For me:
    Kimball Mini: 18
    Diamond Star: 14

    Topps Heritage: 15, 76, 86, 90, 119, 139, 141, 155, 158, 166, 168, 184, 200, 204, 221, 222, 223, 266, 281, 303, 311, 321, 334, 339, 360, 374, 402, 458, 466, 495

    Vintage Legends: 9, 49

    For You:

    Topps Heritage: 212, 314, 346, 378

    Topps 2011: 121, 322, 360, 435, 462,

    Topps 2010 (Update): 10, 22, 31, 67, 98, 101, 113, 153, 177, 208, 229, 240, 245, 254, 262, 264, 284, 312, 328