While awaiting Kershaw's first Opening Day pitch, I'm filling my baseball fix with my blogger brethren reading and posting about cards and trades.
Here comes a post featuring my newest trade partner, Douglas, over at the across-the-Canadian-border cardblog, Sportscards From The Dollar Store.
Douglas posted up a Koufax card that I had to have, his insert from The Greats subset in 2013 Topps, and from there, we expanded it into a blind random Dodgers for random Blue Jays and Mets trade.
Doug sent over a nice handful of Dodgers from the 80's thru the 2000's - every one of them a new card for me - and here are a few of the highlights...
I loved when Nomar came to bat and they would play the opening drum roll/ bass line from War's hit, Low Rider. It was amazing for me to hear an E.L.A. anthem booming from the speakers at Dodger Stadium. Goosebumps.
|Here's a pitcher who had so much potential lost to arm injury. Oh well, the Dodgers made him rich anyway, giving him an insane amount of millions to ride the pine.|
|This is a great card of Rafi in action. Never mind the reflection from the penny sleeve. I actually like those lines.|
|Of course O-Pee-Chee must be involved! I totally dig this card of Rick Monday, Voltigeur!|
Saxy limited his troubles to an embarrassing period where he developed a case of the willies and he just couldn't, absolutely couldn't throw a ball in a straight line from second base to first.
I suspect he made that same face that he's making in the little close-up box whenever he beaned yet another innocent peanut vendor with yet another errant throw.
|You want gaudy and gimmicky? You got it!|
|Finally, the card that started it all.|
Here's an early Happy Easter, everybody! THANKS for reading. :)