I am known to spend/waste hours each week searching Ebay for good deals on baseball cards. I am usually satisfied with my purchases. Ebay is a great way for a collector to stock up on some cardboard without even leaving the confines of there sofa.
This time around, I purchased some cool Dodger cards on the cheap. It was being sold as a lot and included a 2009 Upper Deck Icons Chad Billingsley GU. The seller listed some of the cards that were to be included in the lot. After he listed what would be in the lot, he also stated that there will be "much more." Whenever an Ebay seller states "much more," I am expecting an extra card of 1990 Donruss or a couple of cards from 1989 Topps. This time the seller actually included some quality and quantity into my lot. This was a big surprise. I was expecting the Billingsley GU and about 9 other cards. I got much more for my 3 dollar purchase.
Getting a James McDonald serial numbered rookie card would have been cooler 2 or 3 years ago. McDonald at one point in his pitching career was the Dodgers Minor League Pitcher of the year. He looked to be on his way to being locked into the Dodger rotation for the next several years. The Dodgers gave him some opportunities to succeed. He was okay as a middle reliever but was complete garbage as a starter. In one game, that I think was in 09 or 10. I am leaning towards 2009, where McDonald was struggling with his control, got booed off the mound and was crying on his way into the Dodger dugout. That may have been the final straw. The Dodgers traded him last season for the services of Octavio Dotel. Dotel was a Dodger for maybe a month.
The chance may be slim, but if anyone wants this Latos card, please send me an e-mail.