jimetal7212

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Member Since:   12/14/2016
Last Login:   8/10/2020
Points:   4,075
From:   United States
     
Collection:   321,585 cards
     

Collects:

 

I'm a master set collector, plain and simple. Baseball, hockey, football and soccer (in that priority order). PC of Boston teams and MA/NH born players. 

Priority collection projects:

1) Finishing 80s and 90s baseball inserts moving into the new century

2) Finishing off hockey sets and inserts

3) Finishing off football sets and inserts

4) 1970-73 Topps baseball

***FOR PROPOSED TRADES***

1. I WILL trade to my friends up north; always have, always will.

2. I WILL NOT trade cards out of my collection, FS/T only. If it’s in my collection, it’s because I want to keep it to meet my goals (whether I get there or not is a different story 😊)

3. I’m continuously updating my FS/T list as I have several large lots I am sorting through and adding here.

4. The nature of my work means I can work odd hours at times. It may take me several days before I get to your request. I know this is usually an understood condition for traders on here, but I just want to put it out there now especially for those I have yet to trade with.

5. I take trades first-come, first-serve style so a requested card may already be accounted for in another trade. I put this one out there because I have times where I was balancing 5-10 trades and have run into this.

6. I’m always open to counter-offers so please be flexible yourself.

7. I’m open to anything from small PWE to large lots.

8. I will trade across sports (baseball for football, etc.) so a trade doesn't have to revolve around one sport or even numbers

For trades up to 20-30 cards, I try to ship PWE. I have successfully used multiple PWE's for larger trades also. Bubble mailers will be used for more valuable cards.

I always look for equal value in trades. I do not use Beckett nor this site for price comparison. I use SportLots and eBay to gage values as they can indicate more real-world sales/selling prices. I don’t have hard ratios as to what I will trade (1 HOF = 5 commons, etc.). I know what I paid and can research value; just want fair value in return. This also means I’m open to off-balance trades where one of us get more cards than the other. Again, it’s about equal value.

For any vintage on my FS/T list I tried to be accurate as possible on condition. I can send pictures of any vintage upon request. I will trade for vintage, but I am a stickler for condition. I’m aiming for NM on my vintage sets. If you are going to send me anything from the modern era I wuold expect NM or better. One would think that's a no-brainer, but you'd be surprised on how disappointed one can get...

I am only going to the post office once a week due to the pandemic. Please understand if I don't run out the door the next day to mail a trade. 

***NON-TRADING MEMBERS***

I'll sell any cards on my for sale/trade list for a fair and reasonable price plus enough to cover shipping. I'm not in this to make a profit, but to help fellow collectors meet their goals.

Speaking of which....(thanks Joshua (sportzcommish) for the inspiration)

I'm a collector, not an investor. If price is your main interest in trading, then please move along. I'm looking to fulfill each other's wants and needs as fairly as possible. I'm willing to fill your want list in return for my want list to be filled in as close to a card-for-card, era-for-era, star-for-star (regardless of sport), etc. that we can. I'm flexible, fair, and very fond of trading to increase our collections.


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