Found January 07, 2013 on Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle:
I completed my second trade with Jeff from 2 by 3 Heroes. Jeff posted a couple of Matt Kemp cards that my collection was without, and even though I still have no idea what I'll be sending his way, he was kind enough to agree to part with the Kemps and some other assorted goodies.First up is a fantastically sweet card I didn't even know existed. I already had the base and white border versions of Matty's 2006 Topps Turkey Red RC when I saw Jeff post this black border parallel, and I knew I had to absolutely have it. The black border parallels seem quite rare and I would imagine they are the most short-printed parallels of the set. Yet again, the scan doesn't do it near enough justice.Jeff had some retail fortune and pulled a nice Kemp relic. It is now mine. I WANT ALL THE BISONS.Moving away from Kemp, Jeff let me know this Ryan Getzlaf '12-'13 UD Artifacts Team Canada parallel, #'d 190/999, would eventually find its way to me. And now it has. It's my n...

Injury Roll Call: Status Of Matt Kemp, Chad Billingsley, Carl Crawford

Matt Kemp has begun upper-body workouts for the first time since offseason shoulder surgery. Kemp’s agent, Dave Stewart, relays that The Bison is pain-free three months after his surgery. —– Chad Billingsley continues to progress from his elbow injury and has reported no setbacks thus far, according to Ken Gurnick. “Physically, Chad’s doing great, and he’s excited about...

A Super-Short-Printed Getzlaf Auto For Under Half A Blaster.

While I consider myself a SuperCollector of Ducks' Captain and centerman Ryan Getzlaf, I don't expect to ever acquire all of his cards or even all of his non-1/1 hits. However, when a good if not great deal is staring me in the face, I can't help myself and can't let it pass me by.Such a mindset is how I came to acquire the above '08-'09 UD Black Diamond Gemography...

There’s Work To Do

from TSN, The NHL on TSN has identified six urgent matters facing teams now that the lockout is over. Some are certainly more glamorous than others, but all will impact the rosters that teams put on the ice this season.... Canvassing the Trade Market There are several good and expensive players scheduled to hit the unrestricted free agent market this summer. Under the...
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