Monday, February 22, 2010

Catching Paper: Cards from the Paper Chase

Roy from over at The Paper Chase dropped me a line about a Niemann auto he could part with and buried this deep in the package. 
I'm always stoked to get a CC I don't have because I have a good many of them and there are fewer and fewer I haven't seen. He'd mentioned in an email he might have one, but since it wasn't on top I wasn't even looking for it. Pretty cool to hide it, complete with note on the penny sleeve.

And then the Niemann:
I left it in the case with electrical tape for the scan because I'm always fascinated by different styles of packaging trades. For example, many ebay sellers are worse than traders although they are getting cash money to send the cards out safely. I usually pack cards in cardboard, packing tape, and a bubble mailer, which mostly likely means I'm overcautious and paranoid, eg a typical southerner. Electrical tape - that one's new to me. Maybe it has something to do with Geologists. At any rate it made extra sure no one messed with my cards in transit, which kicks ass!

Thanks again for the cards, Roy! I scanned a bunch of the other cool Rays you sent over, but my computer kept eating the scans (seems it doesn't have the multi-card thing down just yet!)

Have a good one everybody and goodnight Pumpsie Green, wherever you are!


  1. Love, love, love those Honor Roll cards. That was either and insert or a subset, not sure which. Great looking cards though.

    I was searching for a way to pack cards without destroying top loaders, and realized electrical tape never left residue, and was cheaper than masking and packing tape. You can pick up 2 rolls for $1 at any dollar store.

    Glad you like 'em. I'm sure we'll deal again soon.

  2. Dang it. There goes the few CTBNL I had for u. I haven't forgotten. I think I'll have to get creative because I won't be busting boxes for a bit, I believe.

    I definitely prefer people over-package than under-package. My favorite ebayers are the ones that know how to package right. I'd rather go through a surgery type proceedure for 5 minutes than get dinged up cards.