Mailday: First Trade on Trading Cards DB and Vintage Goodness

Trading Card Database Trade

The Trading Card Database (aka TCDB) has been one of my go-to resources for helping me properly identify various cards in my collection. I’ve been using that wonderful site for years and have been so impressed with its growth and usability. So I recently decided to register as a TCDB member and contribute some card images of my cards that weren’t already on the site. I also input my 2018 Topps cards onto their “Collection” feature and created a trade list and wantlist of 2018 Topps cards. In case you didn’t know, what’s also cool about TCDB is that reports are generated of member trade lists and wantlists so that other members can initiate trades. This resulted in a very nice TCDB member named SteelPerogie offering to make a small trade with me. He asked for a couple of ’83 inserts of the Cubs and offered a couple of ’83 inserts that I needed (pictured above). SteelPerogie even included a couple of Topps coupons, which I immediately used to buy more 2018 Topps Heritage cards. Of course I’m especially happy to get the Bellinger card. Now I’m only 77 cards away from completing the 2018 Series 1 (100 cards) portion of the 1983 insert set. I’m not in an urgent rush so I’ll be pretty happy if I can just get to 50% of this insert set before the end of the year. Thanks Steelperogie!

Vintage Goodness

The day I received the ’83 Topps inserts, I also received a 1969 Topps card that I purchased from an eBay seller. The acquisition of this near-mint #375 card of HOFer Harmon Killebrew means I only need five more cards to complete the set, not including the variations and deckle edge inserts. I know NM condition cards of the elusive five will cost an extremely pretty penny but I’m in it for the long haul. The 1969 cards are the first I ever bought as a youngster, so these are pretty special to me. I also input my 1969 Topps cards and deckle edge cards into the Trading Card Database. Perhaps TCDB will also have a hand in helping me complete the ’69s.

Stay tuned…


3 thoughts on “Mailday: First Trade on Trading Cards DB and Vintage Goodness

  1. I was supposed to get that exact Bellinger. He sent me a trade offer and after I’d accepted, told me it was traded. UGH!

    1. Sorry to hear that, kin. The Bellinger card wasn’t in the original trade proposal but I saw it in SteelPerogie’s trade list so I requested it–didn’t mean to step on anyone’s toes. fwiw, I’ve been a Twitter follower of yours (@beansbcardblog) pretty much since I got my bbcardz Twitter account (a whole two weeks, lol). I’ve also had your I Feel A Collector Again blog on my “Blogs to Root For” blogroll for quite a while now. Hopefully we will make a good trade in the near future.

      1. You didn’t step on toes at all. It took me a couple of days to respond to his offer. It’s funny how small the collecting world can be sometimes.

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