I have a soft spot in my collecting heart for cards which pair my favorite players together. If the price is right I have a hard time passing up cards that kill two or more birds with one cardboard stone.
Today's post features one such piece of cardboard I recently came to own. For under a dollar a swatch I landed a sweet Teammate Timelines Six Swatch Memorabilia hit from 2009 Upper Deck Ballpark Collection. Numbered 099/200, it's a most welcome addition to my Bison PC.
Three of my all-time favorite Blue Crew members in Matt Kemp, Russell Martin, and Chad Billingsley are joined by another really good and likable player in Hiroki Kuroda and two bums in Juan Pierre and Andruw Jones. Jones, while Hall of Fame-worthy in Atlanta, was never in-shape in L.A. and took playing time away from literally anyone else with a pulse. Pierre was never a guy I wanted to see play and though he seemed nice enough he was constantly demanding a trade once he got moved to his rightful spot on the pine.