Saturday, February 18, 2012

Cards from Beardy...wait...what!?

The whole Beardy situation was crazy.  I was originally just going to explain the whole story in my typical inaniloquent prose. Instead, my good friend Will Smith urged me to rap about it.

Now this is a story all about how
A trade got flipped-turned upside down
And I'd like to take a minute just sit right there
And tell you how these cards took so long to get here.

In west Blogadelphia, born and raised
In the card aisle is where I spent most of my days
Cardin out, maxin, relaxing all cool,
And all buying Bowman baseball like a crazy-ass fool,

When one bearded guy who was up to no good
Started making trouble in my neighborhood.
I got in one lil fight and my mistress got scared
And said "You shouldn't ever trade with the facially haired"

I Begged and pleaded with him day after day,
But he never packed my cards and sent them on their way
He gave me a dis and he shoulda gotten a ticket
I wanted those cards but now I'd show him where to stick it

First class mail yo this is bad
It isn't that hard, it's getting kinda sad
Is this what the people with face hair are living like?
Hmm, I hope he's allright

But wait is he prissy, bourgeois and all that?
People say when he's trading he's a hell of a cool cat
I don't think so, but we'll see if it gets here
I sure am prepared for a package to tear.

Well, uh, the dust settled and when I looked out
There was another cardless dude that was calling his name out
I aint trying for for any drama, hell, I just got here
I guess some crap happened and he just dissappeared.

I waited for a while, almost a year,
But then an email said "Beardy" and he was sincere,
If anything I can say this trade was rare,
But I thought naw forget it, it happens, be fair.

Mailman pulled up to the house in the middle of the day
And I ran to mailbox to end the delay.
I looked at my cards, they were finally there
Redemption for the man with the face full of hair.

 That Generation Now #1 Refractor (#/500) goes great with my Chrome and White Refractor versions. 

Awesome Black Diamond Wrapper Redemption cards.  The Zim with the W hat is sweet.

I told you my Verlander collection is really taking off.

Finally, the pinnacle of the trade.  A 2010 Topps Finest Gold Refractor #23/50 of David Wright.  What a badass card.

The moral of this story is that shit happens.  Sometimes, we have to drop everything to do what is right.  Sometimes, we're given the opportunity to go back and make right on the little things we had to leave behind.  As far as I'm concerned, this package was a happy ending to an unfortunate situation. 

Thanks for the trade, Beardy, the cards are truly awesome!


SpastikMooss said...

Amen to that. I definitely vouch for the awesomeness of the Bearded one, but I feel you when it comes to trades that seem to take forever (or trades that straight up never happen). I'm sitting on 4 trades that are over 2 years in the waiting now, and only one seems like it will eventually make it my way. I was emailing every week or so for a while to get on people's cases but then I felt like a bill collector or something so I finally gave up. Makes me thankful for the week turnaround trades for sure!

Kev said...

the verlander card is sweet. i love wright - is the card a relic of some kind? i cant tell - other than the numbering /50... what makes it so special? (thanks, sorry i am a little clueless!)

The Lost Collector said...

Haha, this was amazing. Well done and glad you got your cards!

Stealing Home said...

LOL on - "You shouldn't ever trade with the facially haired"

glad ur trade ended in a happy ending with some cool cards.

night owl said...

In my experience, Beardy never disappoints.

I'm talking about cards, people. Cards.

William Regenthal said...

I,myself, have been wondering what happened to Beardy. He had some nice Orioles cards for sale on Ebay, I wish I could have given them a good home.

Greg Zakwin said...

Well-done good sir.


Play at the Plate said...

I'm with Night Owl. I never had a bad trade with Beardy, but I didn't catch him at the end. He was always generous to me in our deals.