Monday, April 14, 2014

Orphaned Cards Find A Dodger Home

Hey everybody,

We've all seen those trade posts that are waaaay behind on being posted in a timely manner, and now it's my turn to post up some of the same.

Those of you who have been following this humble little blog for a while might remember I took some time off right around the end of 2013 - start of 2014.  Even though ATBATT was dark at that time, there were still a few trades that took place.  Now is as good a time as any to get caught up on a couple of those trades that I have yet to post about.

That said, here come some sweet Dodger autograph cards that came to me from Scott Orphan.

Carlos' main claim to fame is being the second MLB catcher to hail from Venezuela.  It was his bad luck to play backup catcher to Dodger workhorses Mike Scioscia and Mike Piazza.  It was also his bad luck to be born without a consistent home run swing.

Dreifort's claims to fame are being a pitcher who was scouted so highly that he bypassed the farms and jumped straight to the big club, and having the great luck of being a client of super-agent Scott Boras, who convinced the Dodgers to sign Dreifort to an insane amount of money, which he closely followed up with an insane amount of time on the diabled list.

Finally, we close with John Cummings, a local boy from Torrance, who I am automatically a fan of because he's a southpaw pitcher.  I am not, however, a fan of guys who apparently sign their cards while wearing their mitts.

Thanks for the great auto cards, Scott!

Scott and I are presently involved in talks for another trade, so there may be another trade post involving us coming up soon!

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