Thursday, December 9, 2010

Trading with Justin from LA

I recently completed a trade with reader Justin from the great state of Louisiana (not the smoggy city of Los Angeles.) He sent me a PWE full of insert wants from the 2009 Turkey Red and the 2008 Topps 50th Anniversary All-Rookie team. Those are some good want lists to look at, by the way. Highly recommended.

These are about the only Braves uniforms I like. They should go back to them, permanently.

Seattle just signed Miguel Olivo, reuniting the catcher with the team that he hit .200 and .151 for in consecutive partial seasons once upon a time.

Was it the 'J' thing? It seemed like Russell Martin went from an A-level catcher to pretty middle of the road in a hurry. Personally, I think the downturn was when he started using the weird initial on his jersey. I appreciate the fact that it's a family tribute (similar to Maurice Drew changing his jersey name to Jones-Drew) but it also comes off as a little bit pretentious.

3 comments:

Jonathan @ RGB Cards said...

You're right about Russell Martin. Dude has something like 6 middle names, and one of them is his mom's maiden name which starts with a J. I think it's Jeanrette or something else suitably French. I'm too lazy to look it up on Wikipedia.

cubsfan731 said...

Thanks for the trade!

night owl said...

Martin's mom's last name is Jeanson. She's a singer and actress in Canada.

It's sad to see Martin excel in nothing but grounding to the right side, but I hope he continues to do so if he ends up with the Yankees.