1999 Topps Stadium Club Kerry Wood Autograph
The most challenging aspect of hunting down the Stadium Club autographs is condition. The autographed cards have the same high gloss finish that the base Stadium Club cards had making the autographs subject to smears, smudges, and fading. Fading seems to be the most common problem, but they aren't as bad as the 2007 Upper Deck Sweet Spot set. I was happy to see this Kerry Wood autograph and was able to swap out a few duplicate late 90s autographs for this card. Kerry Wood was a good closer for the Cubs for several years and a great starting pitcher for a few years before injuries sent him to the bullpen. He has several nice on-card autographs from early in his career, but his later autographs tend to be stickers.
2001 Donruss Class of 2001 Bud Smith Jersey
I also picked up a cool Bud Smith jersey card in this trade. I enjoy picking up Bud Smith cards which are really, really cheap. If you look up his career numbers they are rather unimpressive pitching part of two seasons with a 7-8 record and an ERA of almost 5. Bud Smith was also part of the trade that landed the Cardinals Scott Rolen from the Phillies and also did this: