I love trading with other Dodger bloggers. All of us, Dodger bloggers have a box or binder of dupes of our favorite team. Not many collectors of other teams collect current Dodgers so, the dupes box grows pretty quickly. Luckily, I have been able to find many other Dodger bloggers out there to trade with. Are No over at the blog I'm Ballsy and I got in touch to pull off a trade. He and I are both Dodger collectors. He also collects the A's and Yanks.
Are No is a cool dude and a great guy to trade with. He collects a lot of the same era of Dodgers that I grew up with. I sent him a lot of 90s and 2000s Dodger cards with some A's mixed in. It is also cool to trade with an A's collector. Even though the A's have had some successful eras, there still aren't many A's team collectors. I have only found a couple thus far. Maybe there are some more with a stack of extra Kurt Suzuki cards to send my way.
Kuo is currently on the DL. He has been a force in the Dodgers bullpen when healthy. Kuo has a long list of injury issues and I hope he gets well soon. The Dodgers need him at the back end of the pen to dominate hitters. In my opinion, Kuo is the second best pitcher on the Dodgers behind Clayton Kershaw. Kuo has strikeout stuff and is tough enough to come back from several surgeries. Kuo is a beast!
I'm not sure if Garvey would be a good guy to have in the Dodgers front office. He was a great player. Garvey was a mainstay on some great Dodger teams in the 70s-early 80s. But, Garvey also has had some off the field issues. He has had a messy divorce, paternity cases, money problems and just seems like kind of a sleazy dude. He doesn't seem trustworthy. I know some older Dodger fans may get mad at me for saying some negative things about Garvey. It's that whoever or what group takes over the Dodgers, that they be the best group available. The team needs someone who will make the team and stadium better. Someone that I can trust. It has been a long time since the Dodgers have had competent owners. It has been far too long for such a prestigious franchise. Please get this one right, Bud Selig.
I like most of the Turkey Red sets but I'm not too big a fan of the gray border. This card is very dark. Most of the background is black. Kemp's face looks shadowy.
How do you guys pick out which cards to have a picture of in your posts? I really like this card because it is a Kemp rookie card. Kemp is on a tear so far this year. He is playing top notch baseball. This card is very dark and the grey border doesn't help add some color.
Ethier like Kemp is tearing it up for the Dodgers. He is batting well over .300 and seems focused to surpass last years numbers. This card for me is a dupe. If anyone out there is interested in this card please let me know.
Thanks for the trade Are No. Sending me two game used cards was so cool. We will have to trade again. I have a lot more cards to send your way.
Viva Los Doyers!