Show and Tell #71: Trade With Sam Of The Daily Dimwit

Here are the mini and shiny results of a trade completed with Sam of The Daily Dimwit blog. He took a good chunk out of the remaining National Heroes on the Needs List and also some off my Xponential inserts list as well.

Juan Santamaria was a soldier in the Costa Rican army that died fighting William Walker's armies in Nicaragua. If one were to make a list of the Top 10 Despicable Americans William Walker's name would have to appear near the top...up there with Charles Manson or Fred Phelps. If you aren't familiar with him, the Cliff's Notes version is that Walker led the overthrow of the Nicaraguan government in 1856 and attempted to set up a private slave empire in Central America.

2009 Topps Allen & Ginter National Heroes #NH7 Juan Santamaria

William Wallace? I think we call know William Wallace.

2009 Topps Allen & Ginter National Heroes #NH22 William Wallace

As a general rule, I'm not in favor of anyone who claims a divine right to lead people. But Haile Salassie is considered Jesus incarnate by the Rastafarian movement so he's got that going for him...which is nice.

2009 Topps Allen & Ginter National Heroes #NH2 Haile Salassie I

Marcus Garvey inspired Garveyism which called for the focus on a return to Africa by former slaves and the eventual creation of a United States of Africa.

2009 Topps Allen & Ginter National Heroes #NH40 Marcus Garvey

All four of the Xponential inserts have players who are now with other teams. Thome is now with the Twins, Gonzalez with the Red Sox, Lee with the Braves [although now he's a free agent], and Jones with the White Sox [he's also a free agent now.]

2008 Upper Deck X #X-JT Jim Thome 1st Power Xponential

2008 Upper Deck X #X-AG Adrian Gonzalez 1st Power Xponential

2008 Upper Deck X #X2-DL Derrek Lee 2nd Power Xponential

2008 Upper Deck X #X2-AJ Andruw Jones 2nd Power Xponential


Anonymous said…
And Burning Spear released a great reggae album called "Marcus Garvey" and an even better dub album called "Garvey's Ghost".

So I think that trumps an overblown Mel Gibson scenery chewing epic, right? Especially since it's less than historically accurate.

(Whenever I see Braveheart I think the police are going to stop the charge, like in the Holy Grail movie - "All right, what's all this then??"