Welcome to my blog. Preparing for the last Cardboard Hurrah

Friday, June 30, 2017

World Cup of Trading Entrant 2 Brandon L

Got three more packages today in for the WCOT.  I must tell you the fire is hot hot hot.

Tonight lets take a look at the trade of Brandon L.  BL is a longtime trading partner from CCW and great dude.  He selected three cards:

In return he slipped me a very diverse trade package:

 A nice Bill that I did not have!
 Some Cardinals
 A trio of colored Bama Alumni
 Some cards from coach Avery!
 Love that RB37 vip card
 A handful of Bama hardwooders. Never seen that Caffey or McDyess before
 A very nice triple relic auto
 Hot Bama Fire
 Love that Patch
 Brando is hitting all his bases by including this Expos auto
 Beauty of a Gerald
 LOVE that patch
He finished the deal with this Spree.  Ill always remember him for his yacht Milwaukees Best!

Big thanks to Brandon for a great trade package!  Ill have yours out asap.

On deck is James and my old friend P Town.  They both brought it STRONG 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

World Cup of Trading Entrant 1 Corky

Time for the world cup of trading to take flight!  I mailed the first three packages today to 86314, 13440, and 13669.  Over the next couple of weeks I should have them all out.  But its now time to start show the entries as they arrive.

Entry 1 arrived courtesy of Corky from the Pack War blog.  Corky opted to trade for two cards and a figure.  Here are the items he selected:

His return fire did not disappoint!
 A very nice low numbered former Cardinal
 This one is a stunner.  I love the unique relics and this one certainly met the challenge.
 I got with Corky about these sketches before the WCOT.  The above sketch was inspired by the dirty group breaker that got caught swapping out a big hit for a Brandin Cooks card.  I love how this one turned out!
Last but certainly not least is this unique masterpiece.  I adopted the persona of the Count of Montefusco on Top Shelf Breaks so this one seemed perfect for Shawn to bring to life.  The count meets the count. SHAWN KILLED IT!

A great entry to kick off the WCOT.  Who will arrive next and join the fray?  I shall let you know!  Stay tuned

Saturday, June 24, 2017

World Cup of Trading-----The Match Beyond

Well my friends the time to make World Cup of Trading claims has passed but now for those that staked a claim and want to trade we are entering the Match Beyond. 

I have updated the original WCOT post and removed the items that I've decided to keep.  Now for FOUR days those that are already in the game may claim 5 more cards.  No need to try to cover them in our trade just consider them my gift to you.  Theres still some good stuff in there too.  So until Wednesday night at 9pm central you have the second chance to claim some more if you were already in the fun.  Just remember only five additional cards for each trader.


Friday, June 23, 2017


24 hours and some change remain to join the WCOT.  Deadline will be tomorrow night for claims. Jump in if you want to make one last trade with the JBF

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

WORLD CUP OF TRADING deadline and the match beyond

The deadline for claims on the World Cup will be Saturday at 8pm central.  After that the match beyond begins for those that made a claim.  Have fun

Monday, June 19, 2017

Still plenty of time to join the World Cup of Trading-Your last chance to trade with me

Please feel free to visit my post from yesterday and jump in the World Cup of Trading-so much good stuff still unclaimed.

After much contemplation this will be my last major blowout event on the blog.  As a matter of fact, I'm hanging up my guns as an active trader.  Too much overhead, time, cost, etc to do it the way I really like to do it.  Adulting has really been showing up on my plate lately and it sucks lol.  Not saying I'm not going to post anymore, also not saying that some of you may still someday receive a surprise from me but I am saying accumulating for the sake of hitting people with crazy trade monsters is over.

After the WCOT is over I will be finding a way to wrap up the yearlong Willinghammer contest I was running and get the cards distributed amongst those that helped me out with that quest this year.  I know I've stepped aside and backwards before and usually said never say never but this time I think the lions share of the work is done here.  It feels like time to rest and just occasionally show off a mailday.

But that's why I wanted to make this WCOT so great as hopefully one last great gift to the blogs and all my friends.  So if you haven't yet go back one day and see if anything looks interesting to you!


Sunday, June 18, 2017

800th Post 2017 World Cup of Trading

Welcome to the 2017 WCOT.  Lets get right to the main event.

You may pick up to 3 items to trade for
Claims must occur on the comments here.  Sorry but FB Twitter or email claims won't be honored
Time stamp will be the tiebreaker on folks selecting the same item
If you dont intend to send a return trade please dont play
This is a pretty big endeavor for me and it may take me up to a month to send. Ill give you the same
Once i say approved in the comments please email me at lifebythedrop79@yahoo.com
May the best trader win

1st Place wins $100 paypal
2nd Place wins $50 paypal
3rd Place wins $25 paypal
4th Place wins a PC card package

How to win...
Make your selections
Trade me things you think I'll enjoy
I'll select the best 4 traders and one will win...

What Im looking for in trade
1. Josh Willingham cards...all if them
Mike Wilks Hardcourt Jersey cards
Steve Woodard Signature Rookies Autos
CrimsonTide autos all sports
Arizona Cardinals autos
Xfl jerseys or autos
Benchwarmer relics or autos
Wrestling relics or autos
Wrestling figures or memorabilia 
Gary Redus Obak autos
Obscure autos
Odd relics
Brock Huard jersey cards
Mascot cards
1952 topps psa cards
2000 nfl playoff contenders ticket autos
Joe Namath
Ken Stabler

Final notes to consider
Please keep your trades secret as far as what your sending.  Makes it funner for me
If you need more info on any of this you should email me and ill help ya out

Here are the offerings