Some days, it felt like he was beyond redemption. Although he played the game right ever since he served his suspension, Ryan Braun knew that most fans wouldn't forgive him. He wished he could go back in time and handle it better, but he couldn't.
Braun sat at the bistro table with his agent discussing his career, and life in general. Although engaged in the conversation, his agent rarely took his focus off of his sandwich. "I don't know what you're hoping for, Ryan" he said between bites. "Even if we got you traded out of Milwaukee, the past is going to follow you..."
"I know" Braun said with a sigh of resignation. "I just wish I could go back and do things over, You know? Maybe even try my hand at basketball or some other sport...."
His agent looked up with renewed interest. "What did you just say?"
Braun rolled his eyes. "I don't know. Sometimes, I just wish maybe I never got into baseball. I always was pretty good at basketball. I wonder if I would have been good enough to make the NBA. It's all just crazy, wishful thinking."
"You know, Ryan" his agent grinned, "Maybe it's not so crazy after all! I may have an opportunity for you..."
Another of the original 2018 Topps came off the board recently when I traded Ryan Braun to TCDB member airpete. We never specified a return package, so when I got a PWE from him I was curious to see what my return would be. It wasn't baseball cards, but it was still very cool!
Even if you don't follow a particular sport, there are always names you know because of their greatness. I don't follow basketball, but I know Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Moses Malone. They were among the best to play the sport. I had to look up Glen Rice though, but his career was impressive as well! These are some pretty sweet cards, even if they don't fit my collection. The design of these Topps 1981-82 cards are fantastic. I love the starburst in the corner!
The Time Travel Trade Stack:
#135 Atlanta Braves (TC)
2013 Topps Update
#US84 Stephen Drew
1990-91 Hoops (basketball)
#168 Glen Rice (RC)
#18 Carlos Quintana
1981-82 Topps (basketball)
#14 Moses Malone
#20 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
#455 Bill Lee
#24 Don Money
#193 Rich Chiles
#347 Terry Forster
#445 Mike Ivie
#471 Roy Smalley
#581 Lynn McGlothen
#294 George Medich
#89 Ken Brett
#177 Hal McRae
#305 Jack Lamabe
1962 Post Cereal
#58 Frank Malzone
1956 Topps Davy Crockett Orange Back
#54 The Alamo's Answer
#16 Jim Wilson
So now the stack has a bit more variety in it. As always the goal here is simple. I'm looking to trade all these cards away, and I'm looking to get an older card in return.Let me know in the comments below or propose a trade on my TCDB profile (Kep75)!
Could I claim the Kareem? Would be cool to add to my son's HOF binder. I can send a few older cards in return.ReplyDelete
I'm not on TCDB, but if you wouldn't mind send me your address I'll ship the cards right out. thelostcollector AT gmailDelete
Sounds good to me. I'll send you an email!Delete
I love these updates. Wish I had something to offer. Card show this weekend...ReplyDelete