September 15, 2007

Goudey Trade-away #15: Berkman for 2004 Postseason Highlights

This trade comes in from Kevin in Columbia, Maryland.

Giving: Lance Berkman, #72 (red back)
Getting: 2004 NL Postseason Highlights, 2005 Topps

2004 was a very good year, and though the World Series was rather anti-climactic for Red Sox fans (consider that neither Mientkewicz or Keith Foulke are with the team anymore), everyone was introduced to all of Larry Walker's rhymey-named family sitting in the stands in St. Louis, so that was worth it.

Also worth it is this card of Berkman. Not only does he look focused on the barrel of his bat, but his head and neck are gigantic. He kind of resembles Gimli the troll from Lord of the Rings. Seriously. Slap a beard on him and let him burrow into the Misty Mountains and you'll never see him again.

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