October 04, 2007

Goudey Trade-away #32: Igawa for Bagwell

This trade comes in from Mike in Portland, Oregon.

Giving: Kei Igawa Heads Up, #270
Getting: Jeff Bagwell, 2005(?) Topps Hit Parade

This card of Igawa is pretty great. I especially like the illustration callouts around him on the front of the card, including "Igawa enjoys playing shogi". I also like that it's obvious that Kei's trying very hard to look like a bad-ass, and he just looks fat instead.

As for the Bagwell, I don't really know what to make of it. If you hold it at an angle, you can see your reflection. If you move it slightly, it gives the impression that it's bong hits this card is celebrating, or perhaps career bong hits. Bagwell looks kind of out of it, too, so maybe this estimate isn't too far off-base.

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