I have really enjoyed collecting cards again even if they don’t have the name Jose Canseco printed on them.  It has been years since I have done a Flip Quest, and because I’m looking for other cards nowadays, I thought this would be a fun way to explore what is out there 🙂


You may be familiar with the concept.  Think, the red paperclip story.  A guy finds one, trades it for something better, and keeps doing this over & over until he gets a house.  I coined the term “Flip Quest” (at least I think I did!) but not the idea.  Back in 2013, I did it by flipping a 1989 Fleer set I was gifted over and over until I got a 1999 Topps Traded Josh Hamilton auto.  Trust me, back then, there was a large price discrepancy!


2017 Topps Archives Mike Trout Bat Behind Head PSA 10
2018 Bowman Mike Trout PSA 10

I received both of these as a gift due to a Trout acquisition I made, so I think these will be PERFECT to start off with!


Here is what I would eventually like to trade up to.  I don’t have an *exact* goal other than I’d like to get one, several, or all of the following!  The vintage items that say “low graded” mean that I want a lower grade, but great eye appeal.

Low graded 19th Century HOFers (Mainly Cap Anson & King Kelly but will listen to others)
Low graded E90-2 Wagner
Low graded T206 Cobb Bat of Shoulder, Cy Young, Walter Johnson, Nap Lajoie, Mathewson – perhaps some T205 as well
Low graded prominent HOFer from 1914-15 Cracker Jack
Low Graded 1919 W514 Joe Jackson
Low Graded 1933 Delong Jimmie Foxx
Low graded 1948 Leaf Jackie Robinson
Low graded 1949 Bowman Satchel Paige
Low graded 1951 Bowman Willie Mays
Low graded 1954 Topps Hank Aaron
2001 Bowman Chrome Pujols Auto

I may have others that I want too, but I’ll know them when I see them 🙂

So, let the game begin!  I’ll start documenting the trades I make here.  Feel free to shoot me trade offers!


4/10/19 – Things are moving right along!  I just traded away the 2018 Bowman Mike Trout PSA 10 for a 2017 Topps Aaron Judge RC BGS 9.5  – Incoming and available!