Several days' worth of stuff to go through with lots of nice cards to show:
Up first is a small trade for a few prospects/rookies:
2. 2012 Bowman Prospects Purple Keith Couch. Couch has flown under the radar to this point but next season he should be in Pawtucket for good and could be next year's Brandon Workman.
3. 2013 Bowman Platinum Prospects Chrome Deven Marrero. One of the reasons Boston felt comfortable trading Jose Iglesias is Marrero, who is almost as good in the field and better at the plate.
The next trade was one that I worked out with Brad the Phillies blogger. He was offering up some sepia refractors and I liked a couple of them.
5. 2012 Topps Chrome Sepia Refractor Clay Buchholz. He finally lost the other day but looks to be a pretty decent #3 starter in the postseason.
6. 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini Framed Relic Clay Buchholz. I have been getting more and more Buchholz cards lately too.
7. 2000 UD Ionix Nomar Garciaparra. One of three new cards that were throw-ins in the trade.
8. 1989 Swell Baseball Greats Jimmy Piersall. A fantastic defensive outfielder in the 1950's who had some emotional problems in his career which were well-documented.
9. 1989 Swell Baseball Greats Jim Lonborg. Boston's first Cy Young winner in 1967.
Up next is a card I have been looking for for a very long time:
Another small trade that knocked a non-specific want off of my wantlist:
Finally I traded my Trevor Bauer autograph for two nice autos:
13. 2012 Topps Chrome Ryan Lavarnway. Another autograph of the up and coming catcher. He could be in line for more work next season. He has a lot of power and a degree from Yale.