In early January I received two 2008 Topps Lettermen football cards (very shiny and numbered to 25) by mistake in an eBay auction. When I say by mistake, I mean that the seller sent me the wrong cards. I was supposed to get a 2008 Donruss Threads Mike Schmidt card numbered 49/250. Instead I got the football cards. The seller immediately refunded my money and didn't want the cards back. So I posted them a few weeks ago and offered them in trade. Max made me an offer I liked so we made the trade. Max doesn't have a blog (as near as I can tell) but has been one of my readers. (thanks Max). So here's what he sent me:
2007 Bowman's Best Michael Bourn
Somehow I've never seen any 2007 Bowman's Best, in fact, wasn't even aware of the set. Bourn played one year for the Phillies before being traded to the Astros for Brad Lidge. Lidge went on to lead the Phillies to the World Series. Bourn, well, he didn't lead the Astros anywhere. But apparently he had a good season of winter ball and hope always springs eternal in the spring.
2002 Leaf Certified New Generations Mirror Red Rodrigo Rosario
Mirror Red is a parallel of the base set. Most of the base set of 2002 Leaf Certified was composed of relic cards. I'm happy to have this because I didn't have any of these. Rosario started 2 games for the Astros in 2003, winning 1. He's not been heard from again. Since this is a game-used jersey, it must have been worn during one of his two games, both which were in June 2003. So I probably know more about this jersey card than most. There is a picture of the actual jersey on the back of the card. The card is serial numbered 112/150.
2004 Topps Tribute Hall of Fame Relic Mike Schmidt
This is a way better card then the Schmitd I was supposed to get in the eBay deal.
Max also threw in a 2002 Bowman's Best Brad Lidge from his Astro days. This card didn't scan well so I didn't post it.