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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Trade With Vin Scully Is My Homeboy: Russell Martin Likes To Kick It In The Desert With An Underage Clayton Kershaw.

I completed my first trade with Roberto of Vin Scully Is My Homeboy fame. For those of you non-Dodgers fans unfamiliar with Roberto's site, the man is one of the great bloggers of our time, with scoops and signing information that makes VSIMH an instant classic and a must-read. I met him once in person at a Clayton Kershaw signing, though I doubt he remembers me. Anyways, Roberto e-mailed me out of the blue and told me he had pulled a Russell Martin relic he thought would interest me. It did. Of course it did.

I really dig these ASG relics from 2011 Topps Update. This makes for a sweet addition to my Martin Collection, and pairs superbly with the two diamond parallels of this particular Martin I already own (pictured at the bottom of the post). I'm now in search of this relic with a black swatch and a tan swatch, the other two variations I know of.

I was only expecting the Martin, but Roberto tossed in two Clayton Kershaws I did not have, as well as a Diamond Duos with Sandy Koufax that I have, but am happy to have another copy of. The above Silver Parallel of Clayton's 2006 Just Minors card is #'d 30/200, and considering I love me some unlicensed minor league product, it's a fantastic get and a great addition to my Kershaw PC.

Thanks for the great trade Roberto, and hopefully we'll cross paths at a future signing or the softball tourney in February!


  1. Hey Greg,

    It was a great trade. I'll have a post sometime this week. Thanks!

  2. Great stuff, but does Russell need to have a seat over there?

  3. Roberto- Awesome, thanks again!

    Dennis- I'm missing the joke, but I assume it's funny since you're a humorous dude. Or it's not a joke and I'm just terribly slow.