Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Trading with Ryan's Memorabilia Redux

By the time I start my daily routine and look to head off to work for the day, the man pictured up above will have officially earned his 3rd NL MVP, barring any epidemic idiocy outbreaks. Meanwhile, it bears mentioning that Ryan's Memorabilia has struck again. I sent over a Brian Roberts jersey card that just missed the cut in our last trade and was rewarded with a surprise package. Actually, almost every package I've received lately has been something of a surprise. I guess everyone is in the giving mood lately and I'm definitely going to make a point of making it to the post office again soon.

I had to look this kid up, as I'd never seen his name before, let alone his picture on a baseball card. It turns out that he was a 12th round draft pick from last year and as of right now is barely not a teenager. That's always weird to me. It was even weird to me when I was a teen myself and I would get a card with some awkward teen photo on it. To Swinson's credit, he looks like he means business on this card.

This is some sort of shiny Donruss insert card of Scott Rolen - serial numbered for my enjoyment. I don't know if I'll ever get over the novelty of owning cards that are serial numbered, because I started collecting in the era of amazingly overproduced cards. Whenever I see something that is not numbered, I can't help but assume that there's an infinite amount of them available in the world.

Matt Rigoli, unlike Mr. Swinson, actually went to college. According to the back of the card, he went to someone called Pace University. Is this actually an accredited institution? This sounds like the sort of school that would advertise during daytime talk shows. I have a fair amount of his Bowman cards already, but this one is an XFractor, numbered 4 of 299. I wish the crazy shiny boxes actually showed up in my scans.

Here's Albert again, Owning the Game. He already has a ton of cards showing him Owning the Game, so it's easy for me to get mixed up and not know which ones I still need. This is a good one, but aren't they all?

Finally, here's a fairly low-numbered card of ol' Red. This one really looks nice. If I could invent anything magical, I think I might have to strongly consider a YouTube of old baseball footage. I would love to see high-quality video of guys like Schoendienst playing instead of the scraps of old photos that we are left with.


Play at the Plate said...

That last card of Red Shcoeurenfpoieufpofhnrg;arr;oist (sorry, I didn't know how to spell it ;) looks really nice.

Greg said...

Pace University (http://www.pace.edu)is an accredited university on the east cost located blocks from NYU. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

madding said...

Yikes. My own flippant ignorance may have offended a proud Pace grad. Oops.