The Legend

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Monday, March 23, 2015

The Seven Spoils of War (Trading with JBF)

This is some crazy stuff.

Last week I was feeling pretty good about myself after hitting Wes with a bunch of autos and relics as part of our ongoing trade battle. It is always exciting to find a card that fits someones collection perfectly.

Well, a few days later I received an email from Wes saying that he is pretty excited about something he sent me. This is coming from a guy who sent me a game used bat, so I had to expect anything. On Friday a big box arrived.

I'll let the pictures do most of the talking.

First a note from Mr. Jaybarker.....
Oh my......






When I opened to huge priority mail box I noticed a full sketch pad at the bottom. Look what appeared on the first page. This was just the tip of the iceberg.

A whole set of war stamps. When Wes means war, he really means it.

Now the graded portion of the trade package.

 The Traynor was my favorite.




 This Geno patch is /10!!!! A great looking card.

 Wes knows all my collecting habits. Sims is a WVU alum.
 Sexy relic
 A beautiful on card auto of Jock Sanders.

The big priority box had another box within it. This 500ct box is stuffed full of Pirate/Steelers/WVU. These will make good posting subjects down the road.

Probably thinking holy crap that was a ton of stuff.....not done yet.

Wes has already blown me up to pieces with this trade and he decides to throw a Clemente on top of it. Thank God the barrage is over.............. or is it.


This is a game used jersey of former All Star reliever Evan Meek.  I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this in the box.

How am I supposed to respond to this? Wes has totally killed my trade momentum. I could duck and hide, but since he is promising 7 spoils of war I might as well go down with a fight. The fight must go on

I need a montage.


28 comments:

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    1. He is a bottomless pit of sports cards and memorabilia.

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  2. Holy cow! How do you top a game used jersey? I was completely wowed at the Clemente relic. I feel like one of those people sitting on the sidelines during the civil war watching the battles - this is super entertaining. Can't wait to see what happens next.

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    1. I can't top him unless I call Chipper Jones to go visit his house.

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  3. If you fall, then Skynet will have won and we're all doomed.

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    1. Which is to say that you're doomed in particular. Good luck. - Captain Rex

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    2. Wes is the card Terminator. His one mission is to drown me in Pirates stuff.

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  4. Just crazy. Awesome, and crazy.

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    1. It is a pretty one sided fight. He is just toying with me.

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  6. Matt, you owe me a new keyboard. I just drooled all over mine. That Meek jersey is a thing of beauty that would make any McDonald's employee jealous.

    Seriously though, those red jerseys are damn near impossible to come across.

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    1. I have a friend in town that chases jerseys and he told me the same thing about the red vests. He is the same one that is chasing the "turn up the clock" jerseys.

      I like that is Evan Meek too. All Star!!!

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  7. Wow - a jersey! Amazing...

    I need your address, too! Don't expect clothes...

    thejuniorjunkie at gmail dot com

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    1. Couple more trades with Wes and I'll be outfitted for a game.

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  8. this back and forth is pretty much the most incredible thing ever.

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    1. I agree. When the blogosphere first heard there was going to be a trade battle many proclaimed it would be an epic battle. It's certainly living up to the hype.

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    2. I only had cards in my arsenal. Wes brought out weapons of mass destruction.

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  9. Wes makes a mockery of the Geneva convention

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    1. hahaha. It wouldn't matter if I put up a white flag.

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  10. Matt...we need to talk. I know you're trying to go toe to toe, and I respect that, but guess what? This is a war you just cannot win. JBF cannot be stopped.

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    1. At least he announced an ending in his threatening note. I'm going to have to buy a storage unit for all the stuff he sends me.

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  11. Someone should get that guy checked out.

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  12. That's just insane.Now go put that Pirates Jersey In a frame ,pull out a white(or black and yellow If you prefer) flag and start waving It ;)

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    1. Wes doesn't care about rules of war. The barrage will continue until all 7 spoils hit my mailbox.

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    2. I may have a few surprised up my sleeve too.....

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