Recently, in the blog world, we have been blessed with a lot of group breaks. Group breaks are a great way to stock up on your team needs. Johnny of the Rockies blog, Cards From The Quarry, hosted a very cool group break. This break was really good to me. I didn't have too many Dodgers from the 03-04 Bazooka sets. Johnny was nice enough to pull some base, parallels and inserts for a fellow NL Wester. Johnny also pulled a lot of 1998 Bowman cards for me. He also opened up some 2008 Upper Deck Documentary cards. As you all know it is very hard to have dupes from this set. So, getting a stack that I needed from this set along with some parallels was totally helpful.
Johnny and I also worked out a trade. I picked up a nice Todd Helton GU with a pinstripe at a local card show. I sent it his way and he sent a gem over to the Platter.
I actually have a burgeoning Fukudome game used collection. This is my third relic of his. That may not sound like a lot to some bloggers out there but, for me this is a pretty high amount for a non-PC player. I definitely have more Fukudome game used cards than Ryan Braun or Ian Kinsler game used. Very odd.
Cesar Izturis was one of my favorite Dodgers from the early to mid 2000s. I didn't mind that he wasn't much at the plate because he could dazzle with the glove. When Izturis was teamed with third baseman, Adrian Beltre, the duo was a joy to watch. Nothing got by those two on the left side. Bazooka captured a great shot of Izturis turning a double play against the Braves. Thank you for the cameo, Marcus Giles.
Johnny was very kind to pull me the Shawn Green pop-up insert from 2003 Bazooka. I am very tempted to actually pop Green out and put him on display. But, I must resist and place him in a binder.
This was a very fun group break. Johnny picked some boxes with a lot of Dodgers in them and I thank him for that. Also, I thank him for the trade. The Fukudome relic is a nice addition to my collection.