Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sometimes the Best Trades are Made in Bars

During football Sundays, I sometimes spend my time in a dive bar watching the Oakland Raiders as well as any other games that may affect my fantasy team.  The bar I go to is dark, kind of dirty, it is just the type of place that I should be watching a Raider game at.

Before the kickoff, I usually eat a cheap breakfast, wash it down with a beer and discuss the Raiders with friends that I watch the games with.  But, recently, I made a baseball card trade at the bar again.

This was a great trade.  I already was there to watch football and drink beer but, I also left the bar with some sweet cards.

I traded my buddy an extra Johnny Podres auto that I had.  We had worked out a deal a long time ago and now it has finally been completed. 

I have been picking up some cool graded cards recently.  I haven't ever gotten a card graded but, I have some in my collection.  This is a cool Frank Howard 1963 Topps card graded out to a 7.  This was just a bonus part of the trade.


This was the big ticket item of my second bar trade.  This is a jersey auto of hall of famer Enos Slaughter.  I hope to get more autos of hall of fame guys.  Well, I guess every collector wants to get a bunch of autos of hall of fame players.  So, that is not unique.

I love the way an old school jersey card looks.  This is a very flashy card.  I hope to make more trades in a dive bar on Raider Sundays in the future.  So, keep checking back because there may be another one in the works.

2 comments:

dodgerbobble said...

Love the Enos Slaughter auto. Great pick up!

Play at the Plate said...

I haven't been in a bar in nearly 20 years. Things have changed!