Thursday, January 19, 2012

Trading With Foul Bunt, Plaschke The Sweater Is Argyle and the Daily Dimwit

I've completed three trades in the last couple of weeks. Here's a recap:

The first trade I made was with William from Foul Bunt. William has a nice collection of baseballs signed by Hall of Famers. When I checked his trade list I noticed he had an extra Bruce Sutter auto, which is also certified. Besides collecting HOF balls, William is also a huge Orioles fan, so I offered up a couple of O's bobbleheads and cards. We finally worked something out, and now I have a Bruce Sutter auto in my collection. Thank you William!

This past Sunday I had the opportunity to meet NL Cy Young award winner Clayton Kershaw. While at the Kershaw appearance, I met up with Greg from Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle. Over the last few weeks we had been working on a trade for one of my three Rubby De La Rosa autographs and we were finally able to complete it that day.Well, actually Greg brought his end of the trade up to the Kershaw appearance and I mailed my part of the trade to him. Anyway, I got a 2008 Allen & Ginter Matt Kemp jersey card and a 2008 Upper Deck Ramon Troncoso auto in return. Thanks for the trade Greg and I can't wait for the next Kershaw appearance.

The final trade I made was with Sam from The Daily Dimwit. Sam has had the honor of being the first to do a couple of things on He won my first bobblehead contest  and he was the first follower on my Dodgerbobble Trade Bait page. Sam saw a David  Matranga auto/jersey card on the trade bait page and asked me if I'd take a 2007 Upper Deck Masterpieces Andy LaRoche auto for it. My only LaRoche autograph is a dual auto card with Rafael Furcal, so I was happy to get a card with just his signature on it. Thank you Sam. Hopefully you'll have another first on some day.


  1. That Andy LaRoche is sweet. I will now have to scour ebay looking for that one for my Dodger Prospect Busts collection.

  2. Thanks again for the trade! And that LaRoche is sweet....can't go wrong with Masterpieces and those beautiful on-card autos!

  3. I'm glad you liked the Sutter ball. I'll definitely let you know if I have anything else come up for trade. Thanks again!

  4. You made some good swaps man. I'm a bit jealous. I've been wanting a Bruce Sutter.

    1. Thanks. I'm gonna try to collect as many HOF baseballs as possible.

  5. The Bruce Sutter ball is pretty cool. I suspect thats a rare item DB.