OK, Here's my idea.
Over the last year I've managed to amass a collection of GU, Jersey, and Auto cards that is underwhelming and a little pathetic. I'd like to turn it into a little collection of Indians cards that is both underwhelming and a little pathetic, but a lot more fun for an Indian's fan like myself to look at.
I'd like to scan all of these cards in for people to access so that they can salivate over the awesomeness and send me emails offering trades that will be returned promptly (within 5 weeks).
Here's the question that I'm throwing to you, brilliant readers and fans of ACB. What is the best medium to scan the cards to? I came up with the 2 obvious ideas:
1. Just scan them to a blog post and make a link at the side.
2. Scan them to Picasa and make a link.
3. A better option I haven't thought of.
I haven't used Picasa before but people have told me it's good. Would that be easier or better somehow?
Question #2 is; what it the best way to list wantlists? Just in blog post with links? Or, is it better to use one of those Google Documents spreadsheet things? Opinions will be greatly appreciated.
For the time being, I've decided to scan some of the sweet cards that will be available for trade upon completion of this little project...sometime in 2011.
Allan Anderson on card Auto 1987 Topps
I got this auto myself (I think). I'd trade one because I have 2 of them. I'm 87% certain that Allan signed them, although it is possible that I signed them myself. It just doesn't look like a 12 year old's writing. Yeah, I'm going with legit. I could probably get a few hundred on Craigslist for this baby.
Coco Crisp Game Used Apparel 2006 Artifacts 053/325
That's right. The Crisp card that everybody's been waiting for. And a 1/1 as it is the only card numbered 053/325. That's right, you won't find another 053/325 anywhere on the planet. How can a Crisp fan pass that up?
I must be tempted with a truly great card to give this one up, as Crisp is in a Tribe uniform.
Omar Poveda Auto 2008 Donruss Threads 628/999
That's right, less than 1000 made of this future Hall Of Famer.
Ian Kennedy Game Jersey 2009 Upper Deck
Can you believe that I'd even consider parting with such a rare and glorious card? Ian Kennedy might be the best pitching prospect of the last 50 years. He's can't miss. I'd have to check with Beckett but I could probably get at least $250 for this card.
So, that's just a little sample of the awesome cards that will be available for trade in a few short years after I make a decision on the format and get them scanned. Just be warned, I'm not letting these go for cheap. Be prepared to overwhelm me to pry some of these loose.
Any and all advice would be taken into consideration on future trades.
3 weeks ago