Saturday, April 9, 2011

Something Wicked This Way Comes (Epic Trade Post Part Three)

We once again return to the Epic Trade Post sponsored by the Notorious B.L.O.G.G.E.R., Wicked Ortega of My Past Time... I Love It! fame. And what a beautiful day to showcase the next stack of cards he sent! Hopefully this weather picks up for the rest of the month so I can finally pack up my North Face.

Wicked, being the generous trader he is, sent some parallels and serial numbered cards to the mailbox in addition to the other cool cards he sent. Let’s dive in!

First up, a charcoal parallel to the popular 2008 Upper Deck Heroes featuring Donnie Baseball and Wade Boggs.
Unlike most parallels in this product, the charcoals are not numbered. I believe these were inserted into retail, but I’m not 100% positive.

A pair of Yankees icons (literally), both numbered to 999.

And finally, a 2008 Bowman Gold parallel of Phil Hughes
Hughes is becoming the number one enemy in Yankees Universe… a 16.50 ERA in two starts. Girardi says he will not pull Hughes from the rotation, even though his fastball is as straight as the cast of Jersey Shore and his arm is as dead as Dakota Fanning’s career (damn, squeezed two pop culture references into one sentence, check the record books). And looking at the depth the Yanks have (Freddy Garcia, Kevin Millwood) and the way Colon has been pitching out of the pen, sending Hughes down to the minors to work out his stuff doesn’t seem like a bad idea.

Well, the only thing left to show are the awesome hits. Excited? I know you are. Keep reading. (Oh, and if you’ve missed the first two parts of the trade, click here and here.)

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