Thursday, September 13, 2012
I SCAMBed Him
Scott over at Sports Cards Ate My Brain (SCAMB) had expressed an interest in trading for some of the large stack of duplicate 1969 Deckle Edge cards I had acquired at a mini show last month. I scanned his extensive trade bait list and founds some things that interested me.
Not one, but two Heritage short prints! One each from 2001 and 2002. It has been a coon's age since I last made any progress on those two sets. I am getting very close to completing 2011 and have continued to make slow progress on 2012 (until yesterday when Heritage Minor League came out and set me back, so to speak). But, progress on those first two has basically halted for about a year now. My main priority on Heritage at the moment is to complete 2011 (9 more cards to complete MLB and 19 to complete MiLB). After that, I am not sure what I am going to do. But, I probably should make an effort to complete those first two sets. So, I am grateful to get these two cards. Not only because I need them, but because they are a well needed kick in the keister to start thinking about those two sets again.
I had never seen this card, or heard of the set it came from, until I saw it at Scott's. It is a 2010 Topps Legends Platinum Chrome Wal Mart Cereal card.
CC hasn't been CC-like this season. Two stints on the DL and even when pitching he has only been intermittently dominating. In past seasons, he usually goes through a multiple start stretch where he is unhittable. Not this year. He is still very good, but not like he was in the past. I just hope that we don't come to regret the big contract he got last off season, much like we do now with Alex Rodriguez's.
Robbie has been solid again this year. Started off slow, but is batting over .300 again. And, best of all, he hasn't spent any time on the DL. Which makes him a rare player on the Yankees this year.
So, overall, a great trade for me. I hope Scott likes those Deckles (Sorry about the Staub!)