Saturday, March 30, 2013

There is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow

It's always cool to receive an email from a fellow blogger saying that they have cards for you.  What sucks is when you don't have anything in return for them.

Today, I was fortunate to receive a package from Bryan over at Golden Rainbow Cards, which contained some serial numbered goodness for the SNI project.  The 5 cards bring the total number of cards towards the project to 816, 26 of which come from the 2009 Topps set which is featured below in this lot.

A pair of Yankees bring their total to 38.  I wasn't aware that Phil Coke was part of the mega deal that brought Curtis Granderson to the Yankees.  Nady's 2009 season was limited to a total of 28 ABs after hitting .330 the year before with the Pirates.

Speaking of the Pirates, here's a gold parallel of former manager John Russell.

Kind of feel bad for the guy because he had the misfortune of leading 3 Pirates teams that were pretty much gutted by salary dumps.

The final two cards are players who were featured in Dodger blue, but are both in other locales now...

What goes around comes around.  Juan Pierre finds himself back where had some of his greatest success, down in South Florida.  119 games played for him this year will get him to the 2000 mark for his career, and 9 more stolen bases gets him to 600.

James McDonald started like a house of fire last year for the Pirates, only to see the All-Star break be his undoing.  James enters 2013 as the de facto #3 starter in Pittsburgh, and Steeltown is hoping that he can regain the form that had him among the pitching leaders in the NL for the first 3 months of 2012.

Bryan, thank you for the cards, they really are appreciated!!

thanks for reading, Robert

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