Sunday, March 27, 2011

Gettin' Political

I just finished up a hellish day that included three fantasy baseball drafts. I'm mentally exhausted. You know that feeling you get when you're through with three final exams, yet don't feel super confident about how well you did on any of them? I'm relieved that it's all over, but who is to say how badly I screwed things up this time.

Here's a trade package to calm the nerves and switch things up a bit. Duane of Democratic Roadkill recently sent me a box of trade fun to my hippie/commie neck of the woods. He is the latest in a recent string of contributors that has me oh so close to finally completing the 2010 Allen & Ginter set.

Placido Polanco is a frequent target of mine, being that he's not horrible and he's usually eligible at a middle infield position. You never feel great about drafting him, but he's always around somewhere, like an old shoe.

I'm sure that this was well covered last summer, but this has to be one of the worst baseball cards to ever be a baseball card.

Duane hit up a few less active want lists of mine, including the 2008 Goudey set. A mini Yogi Berra still fills a pretty huge hole in a set that at this rate won't be completed until sometime in late 2033.

Many great trades that I've completed include a bonus helping of random Cardinals cards, and this was no exception. I'm a bit surprised that Bowman's Best hasn't made a comeback. Are there any fans of this stuff out there?

Thanks again to Democratic Roadkill, who should expect a package from me by the end of the week.


Duane said...

Glad u got the cards..... This trade was a long time coming....looking forward to trading again....


Todd Uncommon said...

Polanco and Ty Wigginton should set up a fantasy spot rental business. Those guys get more action on the wire than HBO.

Plus, Placido (not Domingo) Polanco has a kinda-sorta hyper-extended elbow lately, so his immediate value may be less than usual.