…Joe Mays, that is. He was the standard “pitch okay but have great numbers and get a multi-year contract only to get injured and then not do much of anything” pitcher for the turn-of-the-century Twins.
I contacted Nick from Dime Boxes — The Low-End Baseball Card Collector’s Journey after seeing an uncirculated Glen Perkins card in his trade bait webpage, and Nick then hit my trade bait page and wantlists and the base was set for a nice trade. Nick had cards from several different sets, and this was a great first trade between us.
clockwise, from top right: 2003 Upper Deck Sweet Spot #69 Joe Mays; 2002 Upper Deck Victory #195 Joe Mays; 2010 Topps Allen & Ginter mini black border #223 Jason Kubel; 2005 Topps Pristine Bronze Uncirculated #130 Glen Perkins [297/375]; 2002 Donruss Fan Club #51 Joe Mays
And hopefully this isn’t the last trade between us — thanks a lot, Nick!