I'm likely repeating myself from the last time Ron of Section 36 sent me cards, but I'm envious of his organizational skills. From what I understand when Ron buys cards he sells the higher $ non Red Sox cards in order to find cards better suited to his collecting habits. He then organizes by team and boxes everything up.
Once ~ 10 years are up he takes the oldest boxes and trades away the contents. This marks the second time I've been the recipient of the Pirates. Pretty sweet system that I'm thankful to benefit from it now and again.
Andy LaRoche probably caused the Pirates rebuild to be 3 years longer than it should have been. He was considered the center piece in the Jason Bay trade and he was absolutely terrible. The Pirates couldn't afford missing on Bay as he was their biggest asset at the time. Looking back it turned out to be one of the worst trades in team history.
I went all in on Brian Bixler card wise as he approached the big leagues. That did not end well.
Thanks so much for the cards Ron. Look forward to trading again.