In yesterday's post I alluded to two more trade packages to post. In my recent trip out to Colorado to visit my sister-in-law I stopped at a couple of shops and found a few Rockies relics and Coors Field ballpark promotions and sent them to the Home of the Toddfather. Tim, being a fine upstanding contributing member of the blogosphere, sent me back some Cubs for my efforts. He didn't disappoint.
Most of the autographs I have in my collection have been collected in person, but I'm always up for something more official looking.
Presto! Tim delivered with a Topps Certified 2008 Bowman Signs of the Future sticker autograph card of one-time prospect Josh Kroeger. Kroeger was a longtime prospect of the Diamondbacks and then he spent two years in the Cubs organization in '07 & '08. He made his MLB debut in '04 with the Dbacks, but he hasn't been back to the show since and is now playing in one of the independent leagues.
Next, a 2003 Playoff Prestige jersey card of Mark Prior. Cub fans are all to familiar with Prior and his short-lived career with the Cubs. He's currently with his fifth organization and pitching out of the pen in AAA. Nonetheless, this is a well done card (with a stripe barely visible) and one I'll gladly add to my collection!
Before we get to the card I'm most excited about, I'd be remiss if I didn't show the 2013 Bowman Tim sent my way. I am this close (shows fingers almost touching) to finishing my base and FrankenSet project. Check out my want list if you think you can help!
Last, but not least:
Thanks for a great trade, Tim. It was a lot of fun looking for Rockies while out in the Rockies; I hope you enjoyed my shipment to you as much as the one I received in return!