Saturday, July 28, 2012

2008 Upper Deck Masterpieces Brandon Phillips Jersey/Autograph

I was trying to complete a trade a few days back for a really small card.  A 1999 Fleer Premium Joe McEwing Autograph.  Joe Mac is kind of a cult hero around St. Louis for his phenomenal half season performance that year.  McEwing batted .305 in the first half of the season along with 4 homers and 30 RBIs.  Some even talked of "Super Joe" being in contention for Rookie of the Year.  The second half of the season appeared and McEwing disappeared hitting .223 with a .303 on base for the second half of the year.  The next spring training he was traded to the Mets for Jesse Orosco.

Anyway, I ended up with the card and helped a fellow collector complete a 2001 Topps HD set.

1999 Fleer Premium Joe McEwing Autograph 

While I was working on the trade I noticed the collector had a really nice Brandon Phillips autograph in the background of a picture.  The collector gave me a nice scan of the card, but didn't seem to really like the card too much.  Brandon Phillips is slightly unpopular in the metro St. Louis area.  Here's video proof.  Despite the fact, I still really enjoy watching Brandon Phillips play and consider him to be one of the better second baseman in the game.  I put a few more cards into the trade and walked away with a great looking on card autograph of the Reds All-Star.  

2008 Upper Deck Masterpieces Brandon Phillips Jersey/Autograph

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