Note: This will be the first of four consecutive days of trade posts. It's vacation time...
I finally scrounged up some Dodgers and shipped them off to Jim from GCRL. Kind of a blind trade, which was nice to do. Nothing big, just a small stack of cards. Of course, when you trade with a Dodger blogger, you get...
Dodgers. Of course, this was on my want list. Trying to finish Series 1 of the 1992 Pinnacle set. It will be mine. Oh yes, it will be mine.
Oh Paulie! Such a great player... and a one time Dodger (he was eventually able to redeem himself). I love learning about how some players break into the majors at one position, and later get moved around (Trevor Hoffman started off with the Reds as a shortstop). Konerko started off as a Dodger catcher (hmmm... was there some other Dodger catcher that was blocking him a that position?), and apparently was moved to third base. Way stoked to get these, don't have a lot of non-White Sox Konerko's.
The "G" in GCRL stands for Garvey, so I shouldn't have been surprised to get these. Very welcome to the collection! Apparently Steve used to be a Dodger or something, but he did get at least one big hit as a Padre.
I had the A&G Alonso mini, now I have the regular sized card. Is it weird that I like Carlos Santana just because... his name is Carlos Santana, and I grew up listening to Santana? I know I can't be the only one, right? Right?
This was one of a few Hoffmans, which are always good to add to the collection. I think I'm one of the few that prefers this year's Heritage to last year's, but this is one good looking card.
Anyways, this was a good deal on my end, although the Padres are starting to pile up, and I need to go on a binder run to facilitate the expansion. First word problems, I guess.