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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Trade: ARPSmith's Sportscard Obsession

I received an awesome package in the mail from Adam from the blog ARPSmith's Sportscard Obsession.  A few weeks back I had contacted Adam to let him know I had some extra Giant cards so we agreed to a blind swap.  Here is a sample of the Pirate return package from Adam.

 Nice to get a Gaby Sanchez card featuring him in the Pirate uniform.

Really like the Johnny Ray card.  I recently purchased the Van Slyke auto from the Hometown Heroes set that I'll have to feature in a future post.
The other day I was looking at some Jay Bell cards and realized that he doesn't have a certified auto.  At least I don't think he does.  Seems like he would be a good candidate for the Fan Favorites set in Topps Archives.

 Gotta love Metal!  The Al Martin in the forest card is a classic.

Nice mix of mini cards.  Lyle Overbay had only a brief stay with the Pirates so anything featuring him in the Pirate uniform is greatly appreciated.

Andrew Lambo 2014 Series 1 auto.  It looked like Lambo was going to be the left side of the first base platoon this year, but he could never get going during spring training.  He was also one of the few guys on the team who still had minor league options.  It will be interesting to see if his power will ever come through at the major league level.
Jason Bay holds a special place for most Pirates fans as he was one of the few guys who were productive in the mid 2000's.  The teams were so bad, but he actually gave us fans something to root for.  Always nice to add a relic of Bay.

Thanks for all the great cards Adam.  I'm already working on a return package for you.  The Posey you asked about is already set aside and I have a few more Giants coming in on another trade.  If anybody has some Giant cards they need to get rid of do yourself a favor and contact Adam.

Thanks for checking out the blog!


  1. Glad you liked the cards, I too will start looking for some Pirates to send back your way. Thanks for the trade!