The team also traded Stephen Piscotty, but that was because the outfield is really crowded and he has some things going on off the field that would be better dealt playing close to home with the A's.
Hope he does well with the A's next season.
In the meantime, the trade gave me two new players to track down. One of the players is Max Schrock, who is from Raleigh, and the other is Yairo Munoz. I will do something with Schrock at some point, but Munoz actaully has some really nice cards floating around. I picked up my first, a Bowman autograph, recently in a trade from a fellow collector.
Munoz made it all the way up to Triple A last year with the A's and showed a little more pop in his bat than in he did in previous seasons in the lower Minors. He had 13 home runs, 26 doubles, 4 triples, 68 RBIs, and 22 steals. Not a great walk rate, but he's still just 22. Really inexpensive card, good one to hold on to for awhile. Let's hope he shows up at Busch Stadium sometime in the near future.
Last card for tonight is a childhood favorite that I picked up in the same trade. Just an interesting card that was sitting in someone's photo album. Did not have to give up too much in trade for this Jack Clark autograph......
Always liked these Upper Deck Trilogy cards which were put out in 2005. It's actually a sticker autograph, boo, but you can barely tell it's a sticker autograph when you scan the card. Yes! When you look at it in person it's clearly a sticker autograph. Did I mention that this card didn't cost me very much in trade? It lessened my Cubs cards if nothing else.
This is actually my second Clark autograph out of this set. I also have the version with the relic pieces on the bottom. Tiny, tiny relics.
This was several scanners ago thankfully. This version of Clark's autograph is signed on card, which means it will probably remain my favorite Giants card of Jack Clark. Overall, a pretty nice pair of cards for my Cardinals collection.