May 6, 2011

Show and Tell #97: Nomo's Sushi Platter Serves Up Some Shininess

Here are a few cards from my first trade with Spiegel of Nomo's Sushi Platter blog.  He sent me a whole bunch of Jim Thome's and some assorted Mariners and Twins...but I get easily distracted by the shiny.

Delmon's currently on the DL after starting the season off pretty slow for the Twins...you might not realize how big a deal that is considering Delmon knocked in 112 RBIs last season.

2011 Topps Heritage #C59 Delmon Young Chrome 1314/1962


This card is purple, I swear. Chone is an okay player but the Mariners fell for the standard free agent trap they usually fall into. They pay way to much for someone having a career year [and also contract year] and then when they put on the Mariners uniform, poof, their production disappears.  Adrian Beltre, anyone?

2010 Topps Chrome #45 Chone Figgins Purple Refractor444/599

This last card isn't shiny but it's nice to look at.  Cliff ended up pitching a grand total of 13 games for the Mariners...that's right, 13 games.  The Mariners Blog of the Seattle Times recently did a break down of what the Mariners gave up to get Lee from the Phillies and what they received from the Rangers to trade him.  It's a brain bender but it sounds like the Mariners may have come out a little ahead.  

2010 Topps National Chicle #70 Cliff Lee

Thanks again Spiegel and your cards are in the mail today!

1 comment:

Spiegel83 said...

Thanks for the trade, buddy!