Sales and Swaps
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Swapping shirts is always a very subjective and
individual story - simply due to the fact that the
value of a shirt is never objective and always
depends on the individual taste and wish of the
owner and/or bidder. The main goal of a swap
should be that both parties get what they want -
a so called win-win situation.
During all my collecting years I swapped
hundreds of shirts. There were good swaps
and there were also a few bad ones - which I
often realized afterwards.
One swap I still remember was when years ago
I exchanged an old 1981/82 Juventus shirt of
Sergio Brio against a 1988/89 AC Milan shirt of
some bench player. At the time I was looking
after a short sleeved Milan shirt of that season
as they were not available commercially and
principally difficult to get.
But I didn't realize that the Juventus shirt
probably was one of the rarest shirts ever and
initially came of the collection of an ex Inter
Milan player who gave the shirt to an Italian
friend of mine.
  Today, the value of such a Juventus shirt is a
few thousands of dollars, while the Milan shirt I
recently got back for 150.
So, looking back I shouldn't ever have done this
swap. But you're always wiser afterwards!