I love getting trade packages from the bloggers I regularly trade with. Julie from Things are Funner Here has made several trades with me. She always sets good cards aside for me. There are many Dodger collectors in the blog world that I have to fight with to get good cards in a trade. Julie has my back and piles up some Dodger cardboard for me. She probably already has a stack going for me right now.
Julie also sends me a good mix of non-Dodgers that I collect. I am trying to ease off of Ryan Braun cards but, I am still unsure on the ruling of his appeal. If he loses his appeal then, Braun is dead to me. I can live with Dodger players that turned out to be cheats but, I can't live with a cheat Brewer. But, as of right now please keep the Braun cards coming.
I'd like to build up my Kinsler collection. This card above is commemorating Kinsler's 6 for 6 day in which he hit for the cycle in 2009. This 2010 Upper Deck card also doesn't show Kinsler on the front or back. This card shows a Baltimore Oriole wearing the #42 on Jackie Robinson day. The choice of photo for this card may have been the key reason for Upper Deck to leave the baseball card business.
Martin appears to be tagging out a Rockie. If I get doubles of this card, I will be sure to send one over to the Quarry.
The Matt Kemp solo binder will be here soon at the Platter.
Thanks for getting me closer to that goal, Julie!