Since the Reds series has already started, entries for that contest are over, but the Bucs take on the AL Central in Interleague games starting tomorrow. First up, the Kansas City Royals. The Pirates will return to Pittsburgh for a 3 game series with the Royals Friday. If the Pirates win the series against the Royals, here's the cards up for the contest. Same rules apply as always. Leave a comment saying Let's Go Bucs and if the Pirates win or split the series, I randomize the entrants equal to the number of games in the series. The person whose name appears on top of the final randomization wins.
LET'S GO BUCS!
Now onto the actual trade post
I recently made a trade with Jim from the Dodgers blog GCRL for my Dee Gordon auto I offered up for the Dodgers vs. Pirates series earlier this year. Since the Dodgers swept the Pirates I still had the Gordon auto available.
In exchange for the Dee Gordon and a few random Dodgers, I received 49 (!) Brian Giles base cards, some random 2010 Bucs and 2 hits of Brian Giles.
First up are some of my favorites of the Giles base cards.
Here's some others. These look retro, but they're not.
and finally the hits...
last month I had never owned a baseball card with an actual piece of baseball in it. While this card doesn't look as well as the Giles/Ramirez I purchased the stitching of the baseball is relevant and I like the player selection more. Jason Kendall is still one of my favorite Pirates of all time.
Jim also included 2 new Clemente cards for me to add to my collection.