Found December 09, 2011 on Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle:
I completed my first trade with Dustin, who runs Coot Veal and the Vealtones. I spotted a card I was interested in, and after a few e-mails we had worked out a great trade.The Colby Rasmus auto above is what started this deal off. I've wanted a Rasmus auto for a while, and now I don't have to troll eBay to find an affordable one. I love me some minor league signatures, though TriStar could have used a better pen on this one.Next up, Dustin offered up this minor league auto of Chris Withrow. It's my second Withrow autograph, both stickers. I love Chris' signature; very clean and very, very legible. Also, he spells out his entire name, a true rarity nowadays.My Kemp and Martin PCs were greatly bolstered, with some sweet additions (three Mattys and seven Russes [Russii?]). My favorite of the bunch is the Kemp RC above. I think it's some sort of foil parallel. Either way, I've listed it as such. My collection now features over 140 unique Kemp cards and over 170 u...

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KJ Likes Arby's

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Johnson accepts Blue Jays' arbitration offer

Second baseman Kelly Johnson has accepted the Toronto Blue Jays' offer of salary arbitration.
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