Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Trade Post starring Plaschke, Thy Sweater is Argyle

When I returned from my trip to Arizona, one of the packages that was waiting for me was from Greg of Plaschke Thy Sweater is Argyle.  This is the first trade that Greg and I have made together.  I have been reading his blog for awhile because we share similar PCs.  He is a collector of Dodgers and UCLA basketball players.  I don't collect basketball cards but if someone was willing to trade me a GU/Auto of a UCLA player, that would be great. 

Huuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!!!  One of the cards that he sent me was of former Dodger prospect Chin Lung Hu.  At one point he looked like the heir apparent to Rafael Furcal.  He put up solid offensive stats in the minors in 2007.  Hu could always field his position well but he never was able to hit at the major league level.  Hu has since been traded to the Mets in the off season.  I can see Hu sticking in the big leagues as a utility guy that can play both middle infield spots.  I wish him the best with his time in New York.

I have been trying to get all the different variations of Dodgers in the 2010 Topps Chrome set.  This one gets me closer to completing the Ethier portion of my goal.  The picture I took shows off the shininess.  Of this set I really like the blue refractors the best because it looks better on Dodger cards.  Just like, I'm sure Rockie fans like the purple refractors or Cardinal fans like the red ones.

This was the main prize in our trade.  I sent Greg a patch of Jay Cutler and this was what he offered for it.  He wrote about our trade in his blog if you want to see pictures of what I sent him.  This is a 1978 Topps card autographed by Charlie Hough.  It's my first auto of his.  This card will sit very nicely in my Dodgers PC.  Greg also sent me some Ichiro, Kinsler and other Dodgers.  It was a very nice mix of cards.  Thank you for the trade and this is only the first between us with many more to come.

1 comment:

Greg Zakwin said...

Glad you liked the cards! Definitely more trading in the future. Hell, I think I already have a couple of cards for you haha.