I proceeded to work tirelessly to find something to swap for it. With some eBay fortune, I found two Kurt Suzuki autos to send Mike's way. I also included a couple of Kershaws he didn't have and a ton of other Dodgers. You can see the Suzukis here.
So, my prize for all of that work? Behold, a beautiful auto from former UCLA Bruin and Dodger draft pick Chase Utley, which instantly becomes the centerpiece of my modest Utley PC.
I don't curse much - if at all - anymore in my writing on this here blog. But shit. That is one AMAZING card. Damn. So beautiful.
This bad boy is headed straight for a magnetic or screwdown. Just as soon as I get one.
Spiegel also sent along the final two cards I needed from the Dodgers portion of 2009 Topps Unique, a set I absolutely love.
Also included was a new Kershaw, always a welcome sight.
And last but certainly not least, a handful of Jackies!
In a funny turn of events, I actually met Spiegel in person at last night's Dodgers game. Also in attendance was the great DodgerBobble. It was a pleasure chatting with you two gentlemen. Again, we should.
Thanks for another fantastic trade Spiegel, and the wonderfully awesome Utley signature!
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