Tony L of the fantastic Off Hiatus Baseball Cards and I both got our blogs up and running at about the same time. While Tony and I build our collections differently I feel we both have the same mindset which has made us a good match for a continuous blind trade. We've never met a Brewers/Pirates card we didn't like. Vintage, oddball or auto, you name it and we're happy to add to our collections.
That mindset is what makes our trades fun. Each envelop from Tony has a different tone to it each time. Check it out....
Brian Giles was soooooo good as a Pirates. I heard he was a bad teammate, but I didn't care. The guy could flat out rake. I always liked the Leaf relics from this time period because they show a picture of the actual bat the shaving of wood is from.
Kind of cool.
The Pirates used their supplemental pick last year to take former big leaguer Charlie Hayes's son Ke'Bryan. While he has missed a good bit of time this year Ke'Bryan is highly thought of because of his advanced approach at the plate. In his first year of professional ball he had an obp over .400. That will get you noticed, especially since he was a high schooler the year before. The only thing that would have made this card better is if they featured Charlie in a Pirates uniform.
Thanks for the cards Tony. I'm sitting on plenty more Brewers to hit you back real soon.