Ryan H. has been hiding out some Twins trade bait over at “O” No!!! Another Orioles Blog, it appears. To paraphrase Dr. Strangelove: “Of course, the whole point of
a Doomsday Machine Twins trade bait is lost if you keep it a secret! Why didn’t you tell the world, EH?”
Why, indeed? Well, a little snooping at his blog and the gig was up. Ryan put together a nice package (see some below) and I was able to counter by putting a few Orioles cards in a better place.
clockwise, from top left; 2003 Bowman Futures Game #FG-MR Mike Restovich (jersey); 2009 Upper Deck Icons Future Foundations #FF-JM Joe Mauer (jersey); 2010 Bowman Chrome Prospects Purple Refractor #BCP76 James Beresford [344/999]; 2010 Bowman Topps 100 #TP94 Ben Revere; 2010 Bowman Draft Picks Blue Border #BDP92 Alex Burnett [119/399]; 3022 Bowman Chrome Futures Die Cut Refractor #18 Miguel Sano
Thanks! And advertise that trade bait a little better, dude. 😉
Ryan from “O” No!!! Another Orioles Blog sent me an email to bounce a trade off me, which I was more than happy to entertain. While I was piecing together some of the cards on his wantlists, his package arrived here with a slew of Twins. The lion’s share were Bowman singles from several years (I’ve said it before: I don’t entirely get Bowman), as well as various other brands. Time to hit my LCS for some more wantlist items, it appears.
clockwise, from top left: 1997 Bowman Best Preview Atomic Refractor #BBP-13 Todd Walker; 2011 Topps Heritage Black Border #C74 Joe Mauer; 2009 Bowman Orange #125 Carlos Gomez [016/250]; 2000 Bowman Chrome Retro/Future #131 Corey Koskie; 2006 Upper Deck #279 Lew Ford; 1999 Fleer Sports Illustrated #25 Paul Molitor
Interestingly, I received the non-Atomic Refractorized Todd Walker preview card just last week. Did you leave this card in your window for a few years, Ryan? Todd looks a little washed out. Thankfully I had this waldo on site so as to avoid the radiation.
Thanks, Ryan — your return package is being built even as we speak.