23 January 2015

a five star trade of four infielders

matthew from bob walk the plank gave me a heads up that yet another package was on it's way, and it was a nice one.  my first look at a 2014 topps five star card leaves me wondering 'why is it so thick?'  anyway, it's nice to have an alex guerrero auto in the collection 
the card says that guerrero plays second base.  the dodgers used him as a pinch-hitter and left fielder in 2014.  of course, that only amounted to a handful of appearances, and guerrero did spend the bulk of the season playing second in albuquerque.  the dodgers didn't think he was ready for the big leagues at the start of the season, so that's why dee gordon became the starter at second.

here's dee's 2014 topps update gold parallel
gordon did well enough to earn a spot on the all-star team in 2014 and also generate trade interest from the marlins.  the dodgers still don't think guerrero is ready, because howie kendrick will be playing second in 2015.  

as you'll recall, the reason that gordon was bumped from shortstop was the arrival of hanley ramirez in 2012, whose 2014 topps update 1989 die-cut mini card was also included in the package.
the fourth and final card of the package was this 2014 topps update erisbel arruebarrena gold parallel
like guerrero, arruebarrena is on the outside looking in, as jimmy rolllins will be playing shortstop this coming season.

thanks for the cards matthew - i'll be sending something back to you shortly!

1 comment:

Matthew Scott said...

I try and act quick when people see something from one of my box breaks or else I forget and they are lost forever in a monster box.

Glad you liked the 5 star auto. I had a few Pirate cards that I was buying from one particular seller and noticed some cards that I thought would make good trade bait.