September 21, 2007

Goudey Trade-away #23: Cordero for Burroughs

This trade comes in from Larry in Omaha, Nebraska.

Giving: Chad Cordero, #25
Getting: Sean Burroughs, 2004 Leaf

This UD Goudey set is chock full of cards of guys making goofy faces at the camera. Here, Cordero is positively elated that he knows the proper finger placement for holding a ball when pitching.

Also, I have to say that I'm enjoying receiving cards from sets I didn't collect. From the look of this Burroughs card, it doesn't look like I missed much. On the back of the Burroughs card, it calls him a 'prodigy'. This is back in 2004. Tell me, at what point does a player cease to have 'upside' and instead simply become 'mediocre'?

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