Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Movie Plug and a Trade with a Red Sox Fan in Nebraska

I've reached a bit of a milestone today: twenty-five trades with different bloggers!  When I started up my blog a couple of years ago I didn't imagine that I would accumulate such counting stats as 50+ followers and 300+ posts.  I'm most proud about trades though as it's been great way to get to know others around the blogosphere.

Brad, from the blog Red Sox Fan in Nebraska, is one of the more diehard fans I've run into.  His blog features write ups, past and present, on his favorite team from Boston.  Baseball cards are definitely prevalent, too: he has perhaps the most encompassing team checklist I've seen on the blogosphere to date.  Take the time and check it out.  Brad will definitely make it worth your time.

I sent Brad some Red Sox for a little Bowman help, both base cards and FrankenSet cards.  Here's a couple that made it into the binder on the FrankenSet pages: a gold parallel of Corey Hart and an International R.A. Dickey.
 The arrival of the Dickey card is a bit serendipitous, as it allows me to plug the last baseball related movie I watched the other night: Knuckleball.  It follows Tim Wakefield and Dickey during the 2011 season and breaks down how they came to learn the knuckleball  It also demonstrates how the pitch saved their baseball careers and features some really cool moments with Phil Niekro and Charlie Hough as well.  It's on Netflix and Amazon On Demand.  Enjoy!

(Sidenote:  Aside from wishing I was left-handed, I now want a "do over" so I go back and learn the knuckleball.  Right-handed pitchers that throw 87 really are a dime-a-dozen.)

Back to the trade...  Brad helped complete six pages in my binder, two base card pages and four from the FrankenSet!  Here's another good example as to what my FrankenSet looks like: 3 chrome, 3 International, 2 purple, and 1 silver ice.  
Thanks for the great trade, Brad!


  1. Knuckleball was a fantastic movie, I watched it on Netlfix last weekend.

  2. Glad I could help. Thanks for the trade!