I completed a nice trade with Caitlin, from Yankees and Jays, not too long ago. Obviously, she's got a vested interest in the Yankees and Blue Jays, but when she said she'd take some Marlins I about fell out of my chair. Woo-Hoo! My trade box is much lighter now, which means I can add some new cards! Thanks, Caitlin!
Let's see what she sent in return.
Early 90's Pinnacle with a nice clean design. Collectors seem to be united against black borders because of chipping, but these two are 20+ years old and are in pretty good shape. And hey, they made it all the way from Canada in a trade package!
The Dunston replaces the hole in my Cubs binder from when I stole Shawon to complete my '88 Donruss set early in the year. Very nice. DLee is a personal favorite and an all-around good guy.
I was a fan of Koyie Hill. Back-up catchers always seem to resonate with me for some reason. Being that as it may, I hope the Cubs bring back John Baker. He's serviceable and a great clubhouse presence.
Here's a couple of former signings by the front office who were flipped the following July for some "long term assets." A few of the names in return for these two starting pitchers are Jake Arrieta, Pedro Strop, and Addison Russell. Yes. Thank you. More. Please.
Lastly, my favorite of the bunch:
I think I've mentioned only thirty-one times on this blog how I enjoy shiny cards. This one is uber-shiny because it's a refractor numbered to 200. I really like how it has a blue tint. Simply gorgeous.
Thanks for a great trade, Caitlin. We'll have to do it again sometime!