The debut of the trade map worked pretty well. I ended up completing a trade with someone from Virginia finally, and I filled in another state.
Now, if I can find someone from the Rocky Mountains (come on Helton fans!), I will consider this map a REAL success.
Ryan, from "O" No!!! Another Orioles Blog, responded to the map call, which is kind of fitting, because when I found out what team he collected, I might have said, "'O' No!!! Another Orioles Collector." Obviously, Ryan has a sense of humor considering his blog name, so I thought I'd humor him and try to dig up some Orioles.
Amazingly, my mom was right. I WAS surprised by what I could find when I look for things. I actually turned up some Orioles for Ryan. And I didn't grumble nearly as much about it as when I was a kid.
Days and days have gone by since I received his corresponding cards in the trade. It's about time I feature a few items here. At the very least it's a reminder that: Hey, you, from Mississippi, if you trade cards with me, your cards could be featured here!!!!
If that isn't incentive, I don't know what is.