Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Diamond Die Cut Pence is Almost Home

 Photo Courtesy of Topps

I have only redeemed 21 codes in the 2011 Topps Diamond Giveaway so it's no surprise that I've yet to unlock a diamond die cut, much less the Hunter Pence die cut. Knowing I wasn't going to enter many more codes this year I decided to attempt a trade for the card. 

I ended up offering 12 (I don't remember the exact number but that's close enough) cards ranging from 1967-1987. Most of which were from 1967-1976. I don't have much interest in vintage at this time so I thought it'd be wise to give my best offer and hope it worked. I'm happy to say it did and last night I was surprised to log into my account and see the Pence DDC added to my collection.

I haven't requested shipping yet as I'm waiting on a few more trade offers before I do but I'm extremely excited to get this card. I know some of you may think I'm dumb for trading away vintage cards when I could have kept them and just bought the Pence on eBay for cheap. The truth is I wouldn't have cared much for those vintage cards and maybe by trading them they'll find a home that thinks the world of them.


cubsfan731 said...

Do you happen to know if shipping costs the same for one card as with two or three?

Trey J. said...

This is from the Topps Diamond Giveaway site:

"Shipping costs vary depending on whether you’re using the US Postal Service or UPS. If you request your cards to be shipped via the US Postal Service, the cost is

$2.92 for the first card
$0.53 for each additional card"

Hope that helps.

cubsfan731 said...

I've got a Diamond Die-Cut in my portfolio, but I'm not sure it's worth $3 to have shipped...

Trey J. said...

Who is it of? I may be interested in buying it depending on the player.