In typical Gary Bettman style, I have a trade to announce.
Earlier this week I completed a small trade with a fellow Hobby Insider member. I sent some Zach Hyman Young Guns he needed for his collection and he sent some stuff in return.
In return for a few Young Guns, I received these sweets cards for my goalie collection. The Carey Price Gold Etchings card is nice and I've always wanted to hit one of those from a UD Tim Hortons release but have yet to do that, so receiving one in a trade was nice. I also received a base of Henrik Lundqvist from UD Synergy. After getting a similar Synergy base parallel for my Marc-Andre Fleury PC not that long ago, these Synergy base cards have been growing on me, so why not pickup a card of one of the best Swedish goaltenders of all-time? As an bonus, this generous member also threw in that older 1988-89 Esso NHL All-Star Collection sticker of Tony Esposito for free . It's a cool oddball item for sure and I'm a sucker for mini cards/stickers for whatever reason.
Admittedly, I am not the biggest trader in the game. If you've followed me on multiple hobby forums over the years, you know that I won't be breaking the record for trades completed in a month anytime soon haha, as I simply don't trade very often and my feedback (while 100% positive) is usually a lower number than most. I think it's due to the fact that my wants are fairly set in stone right now, I don't open much product, and my Traders page is not filled to the brim with anything super high-end. It is what it is, but I'm okay with that.
However, I have made it a goal for 2020 to actually make an effort to get some more trades done. So far I have been succesful doing just that. I check out the forums' trading section more often just trying to find something anyone needs in order to make a deal. I don't care about "winning" the trade, as long as the person on the other end of the trade is happy, then I'm happy.
Until next time everyone, happy trading.
Author - Aaron
I've been collecting Hockey cards since the late 90's. Mainly the goalies since 2005. I also Co-Host a Hockey Card Podcast.
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