The Boys in Blue have the day off today, so we can all - friends and foes alike - take a breath and reflect for a moment upon that awesome, unbelievable, magical run the Dodgers have been on.
Whew! It's been grand!
With no game today - it's time to get up a trade post. This was my first trade with P-Town Tom over at Waiting Til Next Year, and as the title suggests, I'm looking forward to more without waiting for a year to pass.
This time I focused on acquiring a few 2013 Dodger heroes.
There was some question about whether or not Ramirez would be effective at shortstop, but he's been quite steady over there. Besides that, Hanley's fantastic resurgence as a batting leader has become his most valuable contribution to the team.
As far as the card goes, I totally dig the "zoom" feeling of the photo, drawing my eye into the dynamics of Hanley making a play. We also get a nice shot of his eyes focused on the ball coming off the bat. Play Hard, indeed.
Next up is a new addition to this year's squad, good ol' Zack. Here we get another look at a determined and focused athlete captured mid-play. Snap off strike three, Greinke!
This Kemp is a beautiful Blue gem. It's shiny and sparkly - unlike Kemp's 2013 campaign up til now. But Dodger fans expect Bison to be healthy just in time for the playoffs, and in no way is that a bad thing.
Get well soon, Matty!
This great Pay- Dro card wasn't part of our original trade talks. Tom mentioned he won this as part of a Listia lot, and would I be interested? Heck yes, I would! Bang! One more card to add to my Pedro World Series M.V.P. collection. It's great seeing Guerrero catch some love in a 2013 set - but not as great as those old time forearm sweat bands.
Finally, P-Town Tom tossed in a "just because" extra for me...
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