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Just when I thought it was over …

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , on December 21, 2010 by Cardboard Icons

As the year comes to a close, so does the Topps Million Card Giveaway. It’s getting to the point where everyone seems to be scrambling to unload quantities for quality. No one is being fooled. Almost no one is biting at the offers of 45 cards from 1980 to present for even a common from 1960.

Personally, it had been weeks since I’d completed a trade on the site. For all intents and purposes, I figured I was done. Of the 37 cards in my portfolio, I’d probably take delivery of a dozen or so and then cut the others lose.

And then came Scooter.

Six months ago I traded my 1956 Topps Bob Friend card for a 1967 Topps Eddie Mathews. My reasoning: A good condition vintage card of a Hall of Famer was better than a vintage semi-star. As a side note, I was able to find a 1956 Topps Bob Friend at my Local Card Shop for like $3.

Since completing that trade, I’ve received numerous offers for my 1967 card featuring an aged and balding Eddie Mathews. None of them enticed me one bit. At least not until I received this offer on Tuesday night:

My Eddie Mathews for their 1961 Phil Rizzuto HI Series.

Was this a joke? Was this some odd reprint that was being offered to me?

Nope. It was a legit offer. And I held my breath as I quickly clicked “accept” for many times in the past I saw offers that intrigued me only to have the MCG site crap out before I could complete the deal.

As you can tell, the trade went through and in a nut shell I turned by 1956 Topps Bob Friend into a sweet 1961 Topps Phil Rizzuto.  Holy Cow.