|2003 Topps #97 Todd Zeile|
Zeile's was one of the cards I got in trade from Tom at Waiting 'til Next Year. He's one of several bloggers that I've traded with for the first time in the last couple months. It took me a while, but I finally got a return package shipped out Monday.
|2004 Bazooka Red Chunks #166 Jay Payton|
And he's not a pitcher. Which I bring up because the Rockies signed a few Relief Pitchers I Have Actually Heard Of, getting Chad Qualls and Jason Motte. You may not have heard of them, but this is big news for the Rockies bullpen. Qualls, incidentally, was on his second stint as an Astro, a team I thought he'd been on all this time. Turns out he's been bouncing all over the league for years.
|2006 Topps Turkey Red Red #553 Kazuo Matsui|
Like that Bazooka card, this Turkey Red insert is a red parallel (Turkey Red squared?), but this has that odd faux-vintage textured look, almost like a piece of leather. The back is slightly off-white, and the back uses that 19th-century spelling of "Base Ball" more than once. It's an odd set, and Turkey Red Red reminds me of saying PIN Number or ATM Machine.
|2008 Topps Opening Day #35 Garrett Atkins|
|2015 Bowman Chrome Prospects #BCP12 Emerson Jimenez|
|2009 Bowman Prospects #BP58 Wilin Rosario|
|2013 Finest #35 Troy Tulowitzki|
|2015 Donruss #82 Corey Dickerson|
|2007 Topps Wal-Mart #WM38 Matt Holliday|
|2005 Topps Opening Day #136 Matt Holliday|
|2000 Topps #53 Dante Bichette|
We've seen Bichette near the ivy before, but this time it looks more like spring than autumn. At least he doesn't need long sleeves. And a couple of Wrigley Field cards from one of the bigger Cubs fans in the cardsphere makes for an extra-appropriate conclusion to his trade post.
And not one pitcher to be found.