So I finally got around to sending card stuffs (most notably that Ticket to Stardom Pujols Ticket stub) to Marie in December, so she sent some cards back. As it turns out, that is how trading works. 😛
Anyway, here are all the cards I didn’t have already:
Finally, the hits:
I actually got the same Aramis from my Secret Santa at almost the same time. I thought it might be karmic retribution for contemplating selling the Pujols after offering it to Marie, but there are at least four reasons that doesn’t make sense, none that are worth going into here. And although facial hair is a pain in the butt (for my lazy arse at least), cards depicting Ryne Sandberg with a ‘stache never, ever go out of style. Love the ivy behind him too. That is so cool. About as perfect as a card of a Cub can get.
And that, was an awesome trade.
I’m gonna be so sad if Hawk goes into The Hall as an Expo, but if the Cubs don’t retire his number regardless, I’m totally jumping ship for a year-and-a-half like I did when they traded Maddux when I was little, I’m just sayin’.
I’m serious man, I’ll totally do it! >=/