This marks my 3rd trade with Greg from Plaschke, Thy Sweater is Argyle. I sent him a handful of jersey cards and a Madison Bumgarner auto for the below cards.
You can see the first trade we made here and second here.
Aramis Ramirez was just an up and coming star when the Pirates dumped him to the Cubs with Kenny Lofton to shed some salary in the 2003 season. During his six seasons with the Pirates, Aramis hit .263 with 76 HR. Defensively, he was below average at third base. He finished his 6 year Pirates career with a total 1.0 WAR. Once he was traded to Chicago, Aramis became one of the top 3B in the National League and has composed a 23.7 WAR over his 9 year career with the Cubbies. His 15 year career totals include an average of .283, 315 HR, and 1127 RBI. He's now playing with the Milwaukee Brewers and struggling early in 2012.
Next up some nice vintage of Pirates 1960 Award Winners
In 1960, the Pittsburgh Pirates had the NL MVP and NL Cy Young Winner. Dick Groat and Vern Law won the awards respectively and Greg included 1960 and 1962 Dick Groat Topps to my collection in addition to a 1962 Vern Law. I'm making a lot of progress on completing the team sets from the early 70s, but anything prior to 1968 needs serious attention. The 1962 are only my 4th and 5th cards from that set so I still have a LOOOONNNNNGGGG WAYS to go.
Thanks again Greg for the awesome trade especially the bonus vintage. As always, looking forward to our next trade.