Fighting a Losing Battle

Over the past couple months, I’ve been making a more concerted effort to get caught up on trade packages that I received over the past year (things got rough from Oct-Mar).  I’m getting closer, but still several blog posts behind over three trade partners.  That includes Kerry/Madding at Cards on Cards.  I actually have two separate packages from him that I’m sort of combining when I feel like it with several sets of 9 cards to go.

To make matters worse (?), he sent me another package that arrived yesterday with like 50 more cards already!  Hooray to more cards, but holy crap, let a guy catch up!  I also have a few more envelopes from different trade partners that should be arriving shortly.

Look, the more I type, the longer it takes for me to move on to the next trade post, and you guys don’t care what I have to say, so let’s take a look at this older trade right quick.

This was against the Cubs

I’m starting with one Heyward, the silver parallel that was available in some specific retail pack.  These (I think) are all part of two packages ago, and this is Jason’s only appearance in that grouping.

I don’t recall seeing Zobrist’s auto before

The rest of these are going to be Ben Zobrist cards, so settle in.  I don’t think I’ve shown all that many of his cards so far.

Dude has an expressive face

It’s about time for the World Series MVP to get screen time.

One of the few Rays I had heard of

Ben is a local.  Born in Illinois, he has a house in Chicago now as well, and seems like a pretty good guy.


Told you about his face

I don’t think that this is Miguel Montero on the ground, apparently dead.

No reason to practice swinging

2013 was his second All-Star appearance, after 2009.  He didn’t get into the game this year.

Uh…watch that hand

Zo also played for Oakland and the Royals as you may know, but this is almost all rays in this group.

Hitting ahead of Rizzo

Here’s the lone Cubs card in this post about Cubs players.  Funny how that works sometimes.

I should buy a box of these if they’re cheap

Lastly, we have one of the Chipz.  It’s hard to believe this lasted three years or so.  I have a bunch from free packs that D&A gave away for buying $x or more in boxes. I should do a trade bait post of that sometime.

Of course, if I do, then Kerry will probably send me another mountain of cards to sift through before I can blink and we’ll be right back where we started.

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