Saturday, December 29, 2012

Ryans "Angels" Memorabilia

Made a trade a while back, I think, with Ryan's Memorabilia Blog.  I say "I think" because if you're like me I usually don't get around to posting about trades until about at least a month after their completed.

With that, I think I sent Ryan something in return for this card:

2012 Topps Update Mike Trout variation card.
I'm really hoping Trout will avoid the sophomore slump and get off to a hot start in 2013.

Ryan sent a bunch of other Angels cards as well, I picked a few out below.

2008 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Mark Teixeira.
Tex ended up only playing in 54 rental games for the Halos in 2008.
Oh to think what might have been.

1998 Stadium Club #372 Cecil Fielder.
Another one season wonder that didn't really pan out for the Angels.

2008 Topps Trading Card History TCH38 Vladimir Guerrero.
This guy worked out in a big way.
I like the retro 1961 Post design on these.

2003 Topps Chrome Blue #116 David Eckstein.
Scrappy little 2002 World Series Champion.

1999 Pacific Omega #7 Chris Pritchett.
Chris played in 56 games over 3 seasons with the Angels.

1998 Stadium Club #12 Jim Edmonds.
Another one to think what might have been.
AFTER his 7 seasons with the Angels he played for 12 more, 3 All Star Games, 6 straight Golden Gloves, a Silver Slugger, and hit 272 home runs.
Do you remember what the Angels got in return for Edmonds?
Kent Bottenfield and Adam Kennedy.


1 comment:

  1. I always shook my head at the Edmonds trade. It was as if the front office said "Well, we have to make a trade, right? We have so many outfielders and we need pitching" They didn't wait for a good trade, just took any trade. Kennedy turned out okay, but Bottenfield was exactly what he was expected to be - terrible.