It had been over a month since my last blog trade... so I was excited when Greg over at Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle emailed me about a couple of Sharks hits he had. A few emails and 7 days later and these arrived at my place:
Sharks PC Additions
If you collect Sharks... then you know a trade is awesome when you get a package that includes memorabilia cards of both... Big Joe & Little Joe. Thornton is the captain of the team, while Pavelski is a fan favorite and was the only Sharks player on the silver medal winning 2010 USA Olympic hockey team.
Lakers PC Addition
Pau Gasol is often referred to as "soft". But let's be serious... a huge reason the Lakers have made it to the NBA Finals the past three seasons is due to the all-star play of the Spaniard. He's still averaging a double-double this season... and hopefully he'll be able to help The Black Mamba and the rest of his teammates win their third NBA Championship in a row.
A Future HOF
Anytime I have the opportunity to pick up a National Treasures memorabilia card #'d to 99 of a future HOFer... I'm going to be all over it. Dirk is a 10x all-star and has averaged almost 23 ppg and 8 rebounds a game during his 13 year career. At 32 years of age, he's still one of the best power forwards in the game.
I don't collect Gionta... but I just might start. This guy is pretty amazing. He represented Team USA in the 2006 Winter Olympics. Plus he's the current captain of one of the finest franchises in NHL history. And the thing that stands out the most is... he's the second shortest player currently in the NHL at 5'7".
Greg was also generous enough to send some Giants, Warriors, 49ers, and Raiders cards for my students. I'm headed back into the classroom this Monday... and I'm sure they'll be happy to see these.
So... Thanks Greg for the amazing trade. I hope you are as pleased with the cards I sent... as I am with the ones I received from you.
Everyone else... If you're a baseball card collector, then I encourage you to head over to Greg's blog: Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle.
Interested in trading? Please check out my trade bait links and wantlists to the left.
Have a great weekend... Sayonara!