I just received a trade package from one of my blog readers, Cam from Pennsylvania. For a whole mess of 2010 Topps commons he sent me a lot of O's I need and a bunch of 2009 Upper Decks I need to complete my set. Here are some of the highlights that I recieved:
2007 Topps Allen & Ginter Corey Patterson. I know during his first go around with the Birds he was not the on base machine he has been during his second stint. I think the prospect tag is gone from Corey and he now knows that he actually has to play well to stay in the majors.
1993 Studio Mike Mussina. I like the ultra-closeup of the bird logo on an O's hat, the holographic foil stamping in the brand logo and facsimile autograph. Also, Mike Mussina is pictured. Nothing wrong with that.
2002 Upper Deck Victory Tim Raines Jr. I'm not sure why Tim Jr didn't pan out. I guess having a dad who was one of the best players in the 80's does not guarantee success. I guess it's just testament to the game that baseball is a tough game to play.
2009 Upper Deck Spectrum Brian Roberts. A nice shiny Brian Roberts. I like Brian Roberts but I don't love Brian Roberts like some fans do. It has a lot to do with the steroids issue. His name was leaked from the infamous Mitchell Report. Even though he said he only used one single time, he still used. I still wrestle with feelings about him and his actions to this day. I know the feeling I have right now is that the O's need him back in a hurry.
That's all for now. Thanks Cam for a nice trade and good luck with the rest of your 2010 Topps set!