What is NAFTA? Well, it’s the North American Free Trade Agreement established in 1994 to eliminate barriers to trade in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. But, we’re not talking about that NAFTA. In the baseball world, Glen Landgren of Connecticut has established NAFTA…also the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Basically it’s a blind trade among collectors. Glen sends a package of cards, and I’m sure it can be tailored to your collection, as his packages to me consist of all Cubs cards. Once you receive the package, you send a return package of fair value.
This is my second NAFTA package, and it certainly didn’t disappoint. This mailday was full of Jorge Soler highlighted by a couple nice hits. My favorite would be this 2015 Panini Immaculate Collection autograph rookie numbered 10/25.
If I were to choose a favorite based on design it’s definitely going to be this 2016 Topps Tier 1 jersey relic numbered 69/199. It’s a great picture of Jorge in a Cubs uniform and the swatch of jersey has a blue pinstripe.
There was also a Soler 2015 Topps High Tek autographed rookie card.
Another Soler serial numbered card from 2015 Bowman. It’s a Farm’s Finest purple numbered 7/250.
Ryne Sandberg autograph on the beautiful 1989 Topps All-Star card. This is from Glen’s TTM collection.
Kris Bryant serial numbered from 2017 Panini USA 318/499.
Alex Lange was a first round draft pick of the Cubs in 2017, but his prospect has dropped significantly over the past year. I’m pulling for him…of course, because I’m pulling for all of them. This 2018 Panini Stars and Stripes Longevity is a very, very low numbered card – 3/5.
He also sent a stack of cards with more Kris Bryant and Jorge Soler.
NAFTA is a lot of fun, and you can follow Glen on Twitter at Landgren’s Legacy Sports. He’s a good follow and very active.