On Wednesday when I showed off my prize winnings from Brian he informed me that one of the unopened packs was in fact a Pirates hot pack. Sure enough when I examined a little closer the pack yielded some Pirate goodness.
It has been fun to watch the progression of Cole. He seems to be developing into the ace the Pirates hoped for.
July 22nd 2003: The Pirates traded him to the Red Sox for Brandon Lyon
July 31nd 2003: The Pirates receive him back along with Freddy Sanchez from the Red Sox for Brandon Lyon and Jeff Suppan.
- If I recall this had something to do with failed physicals with Freddy Sanchez.
The Pirates would go on and trade Gonzalez to the Braves for Adam Laroche in 2007. At the time this was a pretty big get for the Pirates as Laroche was coming off a big year for the Braves.
Thanks for all the great cards Brian. I've been accumulating some great Twins stuff to keep our momentum going. I may be sitting on an auto of a Twins Hall of Famer......
Thanks for reading. Have a nice weekend.