Baseball card blog focusing on 1971 Topps, cards of catchers and the Colorado Rockies, sometimes drifting of into other areas or sports.
Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Quality Over Quantity Trade
I usually try and send out more cards in trades than I get back, and this trade was a big example of this. Three cards coming back exchange for a pile of 2014 Topps Inserts. Starting off with a Topps Chrome Autograph of Eric Young Jr, a second generation Colorado Rockie who stole 70 bases in 313 games with Colorado, and led the National League with 46 steals in 2013 splitting the season with the Mets. Young could always steal bases with 87 and 73 steals in 2006 and 2007 in the minors, his main problem was finding a spot with the glove playing second base and in the outfield.
A nice Raining Blood Red Hot Foil parallel of Brett Anderson, who is now a former Rockies pitcher, only started 8 games with Colorado, spending most of the year on the DL, fitting in with his career line as he has averaged 12 games over the last 5 seasons.
Finishing with a sticker auto of former Redskins corner Carlos Rogers, who is best know for dropping easy interceptions while with Washington, then getting his eyes checked and making the Pro-Bowl with the 49er's in 2011. Seriously, look it up, it's true. It's not easy being a Redskins fan.