FRED McGRIFF RELICS
There was an abundance of Fred McGriff, Baseball Superstar because Tim had recently decided to stop collecting him and trade off his 1,500 or so Crime Dogs. My 1st selection in the draft was the Diamond Kings bat card in the center. It is #'d to 100 and honestly I probably reached by a round or two since autos went first, but I wanted it so I grabbed it. My favorite card of the group is the 2001 SP Bound for the Hall Game Bat. I may try to put this entire set together. Unfortunately, it is looking like McGriff won't make the Hall which is just a shame because he was one of the most consistent power hitters of the 1990s.
OTHER BASEBALL RELICS
this one), it is way up there. I have no idea why I picked the Crede card (and I picked it pretty high too). I'm sure I had a reason, maybe the numbering to 75 or a possible trade, but for the life of me I cannot remember what it was. Oh well, it's still a nice looking card with a cool pinstripe.
SERIALLY NUMBERED CARDS
I did pretty good with serially numbered cards this time. My favorite of the group is probably the Steve Sparks gold refractor, not for the player but for the set. And he was a decent knuckleball pitcher. The Red Schoolfriend (I tried to spell check and this is what Microsoft thought I wanted to say so I left it) is from 2006 Ultimate I believe and is a base card. The Albert Belle is #'d to 100 and is one of the Artist's Proofs that Pinnacle put in almost every set they ever made. The Samuel is #'d to 99 and was a late round bargain for me. I didn't even look at the other sports lists until I was completely out of baseball ideas.
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FRED McGRIFF CARDS
ODDBALL CARDSshar pei. The moose in question is the Mariner Moose from a Seattle Mariners gift pack.
I titled these cards oopsies because they are replacement choices for an accidental mistake on Tim's list with 2 of my choices. One was a 1982 Jesse Barfield RC and the other was a Fred McGriff insert that neither Tim nor myself could definitely say existed. He couldn't find the card and I couldn't even locate the set it was from, so it was probably an amalgam of a couple of cards that made its way to the trade list. It was an honest mistake and Tim more than made up for it.
All in all, even with fewer Rockies for me this time around I think this draft was EXTREMELY successful from Tim (and Dennis sorry to not include you as well). It's not often nowadays that you can link a credit for an idea to a single individual, but the Trade Bait Draft and all those that have spawned since should credit The Great Sports Name Hall of Fame as their inspiration.