Trading in the blogging community is a beautiful thing. Nothing quite beats finding a card and knowing exactly who will enjoy it. A couple months back I bought some trade fodder online and among the group was a few Ryan Howard cards. That is a guaranteed shipment to Brad's Blog.
I kind of figured that Brad had both cards I sent, but it still didn't stop him from firing right back.
I was hoping Garrett Jones would have stabilized first base for longer period, but he turned out to be more of a roll player that could only handle right handed pitching. Jones was a late bloomer as the Pirates signed him from the Twins. Poor guy got stuck behind the likes of David Ortiz and Justin Morneau.
Sticker autos aside, I was a huge fan of Triple Threads around this time. The set featured so many Buccos to chase.
The Pirates had quite the early 90's catching combo in Don Slaught and Mike Lavalliere
Thanks for the nice surprise Brad. You really found some cool stuff.
Thanks for reading!