Shane and I have traded a few times now, here's the most recent packages highlights-
Definitely "needed" this '58 Hanebrink for the team set and the fact it's a beauty of a card. Need to put some work in on my want lists etc. on the blog/card room but have been too busy trying to watch baseball and playoff hockey and some playoff basketball in between in my rare spare time lately.
Sweet purple cracked ice parallel of 2014 4th rounder Chad Sobotka. He's only pitched 37 innings since being drafted and is currently on the DL in A ball. He's only 22 though and he's 6' 7" so I think he'll stick around for a while.
Shane sent me a bunch of awesomely shiny cards, especially love the Murphy. LaRoche seems to be enjoying retirement or at least it seems that way from the article I read in ESPN Magazine while getting my oil changed the other day.
New to me Hometown Heroes of Steve Avery and another shiny gem with the Flair Passion of Glavine.
I'd never seen these Topps HD cards before these 2 fell out of the package. Pretty much the perfect card in my eyes - glossy, crisp photo on thicker card stock with minimalist design. I'm already on the hunt for more.
Nice on card Heritage auto of former Braves prospect Jarrod Saltalamacchia. He was part of the Mark Teixeira trade way back when and has since won a World Series in Boston. He's had an up and down career, much like his 2016 -
He hit .313/.405/.875 through April 20 and led the team in home runs, RBI and Fangraphs’ version of WAR during that stretch.
Since then, Saltalamacchia has cooled off considerably, hitting .138/.194/.345 with one home run in his last 10 games.
Another Heritage auto, this one of Mark Lamm who was drafted in the 6th round in 2011 out of Vanderbilt. He had a 2.93 ERA in 29 games for Mississippi last year but had since been released and is now pitching in the Independent League.
These 2 were probably my favorites of the whole package, especially the Spahn who missed his age 22-24 seasons serving in the Army. Thanks for all the great cards Shane I'll get something back to you soon.