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Monday, December 4, 2017

I Bought a Marlins Card

That title alone is enough to cut potential page views in half.  I probably should have centered something around Giancarlo Stanton and Shohei Ohtani for click bait!

2013 Bowman Chrome Gold Trevor Williams Auto /50

Trevor Williams path to the Pirates is one of the more interesting ones in recent memory.  Before the 2016 season, the Marlins lured two executives away from the Pirates front office. Apparently it is common practice to not let this happen in the same offseason so the Marlins compensated the Pirates by sending Trevor Williams.  At the time Williams wasn't seen as a huge prospect, but he was in the upper minor leagues and could start.

As luck would have it Williams would play himself into the rotation during the 2017 season and now is seen as a likely lock to be penciled in for next season.  Also, if you want a good follow on Twitter you check him out.  He is one of the few active players that makes me laugh.  

The card itself was a nice bargain for a low numbered Chrome rookie.  It cost me around $8 shipped! Having that Marlins uniform is the MLB version of the Scarlet Letter.  

Thanks for reading! 

12 comments:

  1. Awesome card! $8 is a great deal. I guess Marlins cards are the only option for a Williams card since Topps didnt include him in any 2017 sets.

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    1. Yeah, I'm hoping he gets a card in Series 1 2018.

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  2. Trevor Williams is the man. It's a shame he didn't get a Topps Now for that amazing Win in his MLB debut and gave the ball to his dad. It's also a shame he didn't get a card in Series 1, 2, or Update. At least Pirates fans got a Matt Joyce and Neftali Feliz card in Series 1 despite being deemed free agents by October 2016. Smh

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    1. He was probably the most pleasant surprise during the 2017 season. I don't think he will be a star or anything, but a very useful piece.

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  3. Nice. I got him on a New York-Penn League top prospects card like four years ago (woof!). Awesome to see him and fellow NYPL top prospect (that year) Steven Brault make it as Pirates.

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    1. Both guys look to be on the team Opening Day next season. Brault looks to be bullpen but Williams is almost a guarantee to be in the rotation.

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  4. "That title alone is enough to cut potential page views in half." Actually, that's the reason I clicked on the post... You? Posting a Marlins card? Worth price of clicking!

    Isn't Williams the one who was writing to Ohtani and trying to recruit him? I think I saw him post on Twitter he was still waiting for Ohtani's reply. Seems like a fun dude.

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  5. I've never heard of the guy... but that's not surprising. I can only name a handful of Oakland Athletic prospects. With that being said... that's a great looking card.

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    1. It is impossible to keep up with players. Fantasy baseball helps me the most.

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  6. oh this is wonderful news! you're collecting Marlins now. No doubt WE all have plenty to send you. I'm sure other Marlin boys will join the Pirates at some point so you'll already have their cards! 5000 count box headed your way! No need to thank me.

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