September 11, 2007

Goudey Tradeaway #4: Rivera for Ortiz

This trade comes in from Russell in Jacksonville, Florida.

Giving: Mariano Rivera, #160
Getting: David Ortiz, 2007 Topps Wal-Mart insert

Thanks, Russell. Gotta love getting Ortiz in a blind trade, and a Wal-Mart Ortiz at that (we don't have Wal-Mart where I live). And maybe the best part: Ortiz with bushy eyebrows and no facial hair. He looks like he's maybe fifteen years old.

If you dislike the Yankees as much as I do, you should read Buster Olney's The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty, and especially the part about Mariano Rivera's awkward pre-game speech, straight outta Airplane!. Coincidentally, Rivera is one of the last few cards I need to finish off the 2003 Topps Heritage Master Set...damn you Sand Man!

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