Tape Trading Guidelines
First off, I have to say hello to Vernon and all the
posters over on the
WVSports.com Message Board. You guys are the best...
These are just a few guidelines if you'd like to work out a
- I NEVER sell games! Those stupid copyright laws
prohibit me from selling games. If you don't have any games to trade, read a
little further down the list and we can work something out. If I sell and get
caught, I get fined but worse yet they'll confiscate my collection...and I
just won't let that happen! Not worth the risk.
- Tape ONLY on the SP or LP speed. SLP copies just
don't have good enough quality to bother with. If you have to use two tapes
for a game so be it.
- I always copy YOUR football games on LP and basketball
games on SP (unless otherwise requested).
- No low grade tapes. I prefer Sony Premium or Maxell
Silver or Gold.
- If there is one thing I hate more than anything in
trading it's edited huddles and/or edited breaks in action. It ruins the game.
I want a full unedited game tape, although I have no problem with editing out
commercials (I do that myself).
- If you don't have any games to trade, I'll trade for
blanks. I'll trade one game tape for either a 3-pack of Sony T-160's, a 2 pack of
Sony T-180's or T-200's, or a 5 Sony Premium T-120's. If you can get the
T-180's or T-200's please do those, because I have no access to those in my
- When you send out, send Priority Mail. It's quite cheap
and it's the best overall method, which is why I use it myself.
- Be honest about the quality of the games. If it has
flaws, tell me before you send so I can pick another game if I want to. It's
just better than being surprised when they get here and ruining the rapport
- Do NOT "trade" with Ledford Thomas unless you feel like
donating to his collection while getting nothing in return. His rep is shot in
the trading community because of such actions. Be warned.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at
or if you have AOL Instant Messenger my screen name is WVUMajor9.
Here are some links to some of the best traders in the
Sports Library - Duke & Cal Basketball; Cal, Tennessee, & Georgia Southern
Football; 49ers and Titans NFL Football; NCAA Football; NBA; NFL; NCAA
Dallas Cowboys Tapes - Dallas Cowboys; Miami Hurricanes Football; Monday
Night Football; NCAA College Football; NFL
Z3Roadstar's Wide World Of Sports - NCAA Football; NFL; Misc. Football (HS,
NFL Europe, USFL); Auto Racing; Major League Baseball; NHL
Greg Booth's PSU
Tapes - Penn State football; Southern Miss football; NCAA Football; Super
Ron's Syracuse Collection - Syracuse football; Syracuse basketball
- West Virginia football; NFL; XFL; USFL; NCAA Football; NCAA Basketball; NBA;
Major League Basketball; NHL; New England Patriots football
Jay's Games on Tape - Michigan Wolverines football; NCAA Football (Bowl
Eyozhi's Sports Tape Trading - GREEN BAY PACKERS FOOTBALL; NFL; NBA; Boxing