Cardboard Collections, hosts a well priced group break every month. I have been able to get the Dodgers in his past few breaks. During his group breaks, Colbey and I usually can work out a trade. This time around I sent him a Josh Hamilton GU jersey and Colbey sent me this 2005 Flair Nomo GU jersey. This card also pictures B.J. Upton lurking in the background. Luckily, this card pictures Nomo in his Dodger uni. He always played best as a Dodger.
Pedro was traded as he was a young rising pitcher at the time of his trade. You could see the potential of his skill set. But, the Dodgers had a need for a second baseman and sent Pedro to the Montreal Expos for Delino Deshields. Deshields had some skills back then. He was also a young player on the rise. Delino had great speed and on base skills. So, the trade of Pedro wasn't as bad as the Piazza trade because Pedro hadn't reached his peak as a Dodger yet. Both trades still sting a lot for Dodger fans.
The Pedro Boys of Summer insert just screams 90s. The 90s was my prime years of my youth. So, anything that makes me remember my formative decade is a winner in my book.
Thanks for the trade and group break, Colbey!