Welcome to another episode of The Rockie Trading Post. Tonight we have a very special guest star Michael S. from cyberspace. Michael is the first guest of TRTP that does not have his own blog. If you haven't met him he collects Los Angeles Dodgers cards, but he's still a good guy. I sent him a small stack of Dodgers including a few golds. Normally this would be where I plug the guest star's blog, but after receiving Michael's permission I decided to plug his email address. If you have any spare Dodgers contact him at michaelspiegel83(at)yahoo(dot)com, you will soon see he is a great trader. Speaking of which let's show off some of my new loot.
As mentioned here, Bret Saberhagen doesn't look right in a Rockies uniform. But I do love gold, so Mr. Saberhagen will lead off this episode. Next up have a 2010 Topps Chrome Xfractor of Esmil Rogers. I had high hopes for Rogers as a prospect, but he got absolutely lit up in the winter league this year, so I don't think he'll be a big part of the Rockies future.
The Todd Helton card of the day: 2001 Fleer Premium. Next, we have a 2010 Bowman Gold Peter Tago. Tago was a sandwich 1st round pick of 2010 and the Rockies 2nd pick overall. I'm not really a big prospect guy, so I guess I will wait five years and then talk about him.
Back to the majors, we have the 2007 Topps card commemorating Troy Tulowitzki's unassisted triple play versus the Braves. UTPs are so underrated, they are more rare than even perfect games. The only downside is the Rockies lost that game. The other card is 2009 Bowman Greg Smith. Now he is the other guy in the CarGo/Street trade, but when it was first announced a lot of Rockies fans thought he would be the best of the three acquired for Matt Holliday. Ain't prospecting grand.
Next up we have an Upper Deck Team Leaders card. The third guy is Willy Taveras. He recently resigned with the Rockies on a minor league deal with a spring training invite. Finally we have an odd card. It is a Matt Holliday Starquest card. In and of itself, the card doesn't seem odd, but the back labels this as a blue uncommon card. THERE IS NO BLUE ON IT! Does anyone have any idea what was up with these parallels?
Thanks again Michael for the trade and I look forward to our next one. And don't forget to email him to get rid of some Dodgers you don't need at michaelspiegel83(at)yahoo(dot)com. That's it for this episode of The Rockie Trading Post. Tune in next time for some more Rockies goodies from my wonderful readers. Until then we are officially signed off.