Thursday, November 8, 2012
Birds For Birds.
Behold! The all too rare Blue Jay for Blue Jay trade post!
A few weeks ago I put it out there that I wanted to clear out some excess cards. I've become somewhat more concerned about space & the opportunity to pare things down was appealing. Thankfully some nice folks from the Internets laid claim to their team & I was able to ship out a fair bit of cardboard. I didn't want anything in return but...I wasn't going to turn down Jays cards if people were so inclined to send 'em.
Roy is the curator of the excellent blog Plain Gray Swatch. He collects Blue Jays so we agreed on a Blue Jays for Blue Jays swap.
First, take another peep at the Dustin McGowan auto up there. Roy was very generous to send Dusty's signature & well, I'm elated to have it. McGowan, the oft injured right hander is a bit of a sentimental favourite of mine, so this is sweet. Get well soon Dusty.
Roy sent quite a few early 2000's Blue Jays cards, which is great because I wasn't really following the team (or baseball) then & I certainly wasn't collecting baseball cards.
Homer Bush takes flight. Homer was a somewhat productive regular on thoese early 2000's Jays teams.
Kevin Cash was another stalwart on those teams & until a week or so ago, was an Advanced Scout for the Jays. But - like a lot of the Jays off-field personnel, he's jumped to another team. Cash is now the bullpen coach on Terry Francona's staff in Cleveland.
In 2004 Alexis Rios was the team's Top Prospect.
Thanks for the trade Roy!