Sunday, March 11, 2018

Business As Usual

'Trading In Your Favor' month has come and gone. Changing things up this year was a great decision as I managed to add a bunch of schedules. I doubt most of these would have come my way using the old go through my giant wantlists method. I'd like to end by thanking everyone who took me up on the offer. Look for it to happen once again next year using the same type of format as was used this year.

Next up is I made another trip south to visit fellow collector Mike. It was a great time as we talked a bit, and he even showed off some of his mass collection of schedule holder, bobbleheads, etc. with me. I could have looked and talked longer about the stuff he had as I'm not looking to add any into my collection, but it is awesome to admire another collection. My favorite was when we did a somewhat quick look through one of his business card binders. Now that was some stuff that I wouldn't mind seeing in my own binders of sports business cards. I hope he enjoyed showing it off half as much as I enjoyed looking at his collection. I could look at a great collection like Mike has for hours. If you ask me the best parts of collecting is both showing, and admiring a collection.

 Overall it was an incredible day that saw Mike unload some schedules to make more room at his place, and me some new trader fodder, and some missing stuff for my collection.


Saturday, February 3, 2018

Trading In Your Favor Time!!

In what has become an annual ritual in trying to fill in past holes for the schedules collection. I am once again running the ~Trading In Your favor~ offer. This time of year is usually fairly slow in new schedules coming out. Because of this lull I like to use the time to try, and fill in schedules that I've missed in the past.

In past years I've offered various amounts of schedules or sports business cards for each schedule from the wantlists. Once again this is the case, but to hopefully keep things flowing better. I have gone to a different theme each week this year. The idea is keep the list smaller, and not overwhelm everyone with a giant list that personally bores me at times to look through. So far it seems to be working as I feel this might already be one of the better years for doing this idea.

Week 1 - 2018 schedules which was a total success that even filled in a couple schedules that were brand new, and not even on the wants yet.

Week 2 - 2017 schedules that either slipped through the cracks while contacting teams, or sponsor variations I had trouble getting.

Week 3 - The current week that is running is every schedule missing from the hockey wants page.

The offer each week to date has been 5 schedules for everything you send my way from the wants. I will extend the offer for any schedules not included in that weeks theme, or for schedules from past weeks. Any business card wants will get the exact same respect of  5 schedules or cards in return.

Monday, September 25, 2017

CHAOS!!!

So yesterday I spent the day trading with Mike Butchko. Our meeting has been a ritual that we've done every two years. This time it has been somewhere between 3-4 years since our last get together. What happens each time we get together though is my traders are a complete mess. A mess that normally takes months to get back into order.  It might even take longer to fix on this go round as I'm doing some serious overtime at work these days so spending time on here odds are will be a very slow process.

There are two great things that come out of this session of swapping schedules that we do.

Number one is it forces me to go through every single schedule, and physically touch it to verify that I still have it as a trader.

Number two is I come home with a brand spanking new batch of traders to add into that the pages as Mike tells me to just grab stuff, and go wild. What I will say about the new stuff is 80% or more is baseball schedules. The remaining is alot of Oregon State Beavers, Oregon Ducks, and Seattle Seahawks football.

Now onto the updating information, this go-round I'm going to do different than in the past. If you look you will see that I didn't take everything away like in the past. What I am doing is leaving everything there, and changing the look of the list.

If you look at a page and the team name is bold, and dark red with the letters larger than the schedules for trade. Then that set of traders has been updated with each schedule verified as a trader. Here is an example.

Denver Broncos--
2000 kid with player (fake sponsor)

As of writing this the following traders have all been completed\
Football
Soccer
Lacrosse
Racing  

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Doing The Updates

While it has been quite awhile since doing any updates around here. I am still kicking, and collecting schedules. Today has even marked a major day as I've added in the neighborhood of 100 schedules into the traders pages. These schedules are on every page, and cover most every level on the pages. Some of these include 2017 indoor football, and 2017 baseball. If you are in need of any schedules feel free to look over things for a possible trade.