The Ryan Braun saga has been big news among baseball fans for weeks now. Braun, as many of you have heard, will not serve a 50 game suspension. He won his appeal and won't miss a game due to his alleged PED use.
My Ryan Braun collection is on hold right now. I will not be excepting anymore of his cards at this time. A new player collection will be introduced this weekend at the Platter.
I just need sometime to relax and not think about Braun and drug testing for a while.
Let me focus on some cards that feature some good guy Dodgers. I made a trade with Dennis and he writes the blog called Pictures of Men. Dennis is a Blue Jay and set collector. He is also a fellow that lives in Canada.
This marks the first time I have traded with a collector in another country. This is another milestone reached at the Platter.
The 1975 Topps Ron Cey that he sent me is in great shape. This card looks to be pack fresh. Maybe Canada is just getting cases of '75 Topps shipped to them. This set may be new and fresh in Canada.
Clayton Kershaw on a Donruss Elite card in a t-shirt tucked into baseball pants. Fans have been clamoring for a Donruss to put out a card like this for years.
Well, not really. But, it is nice to see new Kershaw on a card that isn't Topps. Kershaw will be looking to win another Cy Young this year. I wish him the best of luck, of course.
I am not a big fan of the MLB cards that Donruss Elite has to offer. I like players captured in an action shot or with an interesting background. Players in warm up gear and photographed in a studio comes across kind of tacky to me.
Here is a card that Donruss got right. Jeff Weaver is in the process of striking out some chump. Weaver is making hitters look foolish in this photo.
Players posing in studios is no good. Players being photographed in there element on a baseball field is golden.
Thanks for the trade Dennis!