Last weekend, I picked up a box of 2009 Upper Deck Series 2. If you are looking for anything minor of your player or team, shoot me a message and I can check for you. I’ll be showing off bits and pieces of the break over the next few days. I did luck out with my USA Baseball inserts, though. In the second pack I opened, a Strasburg base card was staring me in the face. Needless to say, I was psyched.
And of course, my thoughts then turned to whether I could turn it into a nice Hamilton. There was always the indirect approach of selling the Strasburg on eBay, and then buying a Hamilton with the proceeds, but that adds in an extra step and results in me paying fees to eBay and Paypal. I posted my break on a few message boards, and got an offer on The Bench, that I couldn’t turn down. A 2007 Bowman Sterling Hamilton autograph for the Strasburg. Both sides were happy, and we shipped out in the middle of last week. I already have one Sterling Hamilton autograph, but its one of my favourite card designs, and I am happy to pick up an extra.
I really like trading like this, as opposed to buying and selling indirectly. If I ever post anything about a break that interests you, drop me a note. I am mainly interested in picking up Hamilton cards that I still need, but there are other things I am collecting, and I can always be easily distracted by some shiny things.