Dennis at Too Many Verlanders and Too Many Manninghams is a perfect example.
A few months ago Dennis was giving away lots of cards broken up by teams - free for the asking and with no particular expectation of getting something in return. All he asked was that you consider sending him some Detroit players in return.
I requested the Eagles and Sixers and shortly thereafter I received stacks of both. When I say stacks - I mean stacks - literally hundreds of cards in all. These were nice, premium cards of star players and players from my teams who I collect. The package included McNabb, Westbrook, McCoy, Desean Jackson and T.O. Needless to say, I was thrilled.
Gratelful for Dennis's generousity, I soon sent him some Lions and Tigers I thought he might enjoy. Shortly thereafter, when he commented on my post and expressed interest in Charles Woodson card I received through Panini's Black Friday promotion, I gladly sent that his way as well.
Fastforward to today, when what should arrive but yet another package from Dennis with a note thanking me for the cards I sent him, and providing several stacks of Phillies and Eagles cards with a simple statement saying that he hoped this might spur some additonal future trading. Rest assured - this cycle will continue once I have amassed an appropriate package of Detroit and Michigan related materials to send back.
A few highlights from the incredibly generous and unsolicited package are pictured below - thanks Dennis!
This was definitely the highlight - Jeremy Maclin 2009 Triple Threads triple jersey card numbered 6 out of 20. The scan does not do this card justice and it is sweet in hand.
A great action shot of Rollins in double play mode.
Dennis also sent a few Phillies from my youth - the great teams of the late 70's and early 80's. Below are two members of the World series teams of 1980 and 1983.
My favorite Phillies player of all time - Michael Jack Schmidt.
The 1993 World Series team was also duly represented in the form of one of my favorite Phillies pitchers (after Lefty of course) -
As were the "dark ages" of Phillies phandom (1994-2005)....
Jaybarkerfan's Junk also regularly hosts group drafts which are a lot of fun and a good way to acquire cards that you never would have otherwise. Although I did not participate in his most recent draft, I have participated in several in the past and they are always fun.
Below are scans of a few cards Jaybarkerfan included in his most recent delivery -
Thanks to both Jaybarkerfan and Too Many Verlanders for making this hobby what it is supposed to be - fun.