Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Trade With All The Way To The Backstop

It's been awhile since I've posted any trade posts. I've gotten so far behind in my cards this year, it borders on the ridiculous. Yes, I'm still collecting. Yes, I'm still interested in trading. My time has been a little more limited, since going back to work and school last October, but it's paying off. I only have two classes left before I get my Associates degree and the classes that I've taken since last year, I have aced. I couldn't have asked for a better work situation. I thoroughly enjoy the work and the people there and that makes all the difference.

So, when an opportunity to make a trade with Marcus from All The Way To The Backstop... arose, I couldn't pass up the offer. It was a small trade, but took care of some pesky 90s needs, which is always a welcome sight. Let's see what Marcus sent over.

1991 Score Rising Stars
35 - Craig Grebeck
48 - Robin Ventura
66 - Alex Fernandez
94 - Adam Peterson

1992 Leaf
517 - Kirk McCaskill

1995 Upper Deck
202 - Jason Bere

1996 Select
89 - Ray Durham

1996 Upper Deck
112 - Harold Baines (Young At Heart)

1997 UD3
23 - Robin Ventura

1998 Collector's Choice
116 - Mario Valdez

It's funny seeing cards of Robin Ventura during his playing career, now that he's the manager. As Orel Hershiser has mentioned, Robin Ventura is no stranger anywhere he goes in the world and lights up a room when he enters it. I've never met Robin and I've certainly never been in a room when he lights it up by his mere appearance. I guess I'll chalk that up to Orel's vast knowledge as a broadcaster? Ventura is certainly a change from the previous regime under Fidel Castro disciple Ozzie Guillen.

Thanks, Marcus! There should be a return package in the mail for you by the end of the week.


chisoxcollector said...

I can vouch for Ventura's way with people. I've met him several times, most recently during his swan song with the Dodgers. He couldn't be more personable and friendly.

Steve Gierman said...

I have no doubt about him being friendly, but his pre and post game interviews might be a substitute for sleeping pills. I suppose no one should base anybody's personality on something that specific and confining.

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