It was a lot of fun coming up with a topic a day for football, and I'm already working on some posts about basketball - and basketball cards. Thanks to bloggers like Billy, Kerry, and Jon my NBA collection has grown exponentially over the past few years. But it still trails the other three major North American sports:
A couple bloggers have offered to send basketball cards if I do an NBA swap meet - and I couldn't imagine doing a theme week without one. The Swap Meet stand is open for business!
My football card collection was under 10,000 before the first Swap Meet, in which I requested any football cards in exchange for a PWE of cards that fit your collection. I know I won't get to 10,000 basketball cards, or even 6,000. But if I can get to half of my football total I'll be happy.
The NBA Swap Meet will be a little different. Participants can send me any 12-15 unwanted basketball cards in exchange for 12-15 cards of your choice. Basketball card prices have gone through the roof over the past year and a half so I'm not expecting any rookie cards of Zion or Luka or Trae. Early '90s Hoops, Upper Deck, and Skybox cards are fine with me. It might even kick-start a set build or two.
There's been some mention of rack packs 'round the cardsphere and I thought that it would be fun to recreate those in my offerings. At the end of NBA Week I will scan up over two dozen 3-pocket pages available for claiming so that you can see the front facing cards. Here is a sample:
Anyone who comments on a basketball post and wishes to participate can select a PWE (or more). There will be hundreds of cards available from all sports, brands, and teams. Perhaps even some vintage and an autographed card or two ;)
If we've traded before I'll send your PWE as soon as it is selected. If you're new to the blog I will be happy to swap but I must ask you to send a basketball card PWE first. And if you plan to send more than 15 cards my way, please let me know and I'll put together an equal amount of cards for you.
NBA Week officially tips off tomorrow at The 1993 and returns here starting Saturday. I hope you'll join me for a celebration of basketball - and a PWE swap :)
Thanks for reading!