In an effort to once again grow my now dwindled collection of Braves, I decided I need to get back into the trade game. I updated my collections on Beckett and sent a few trade offers. Happily, I was able to close the deal on some of these trades and those involved in my bartering were quick to send their sides of the trades.
One user sent me a nice smattering of John Smoltz cardboard to kick off that collection. I always had more Glavine cards than I did of Smoltz and Maddux so I this trade hit the mark on making progress in my binder. I received close to 20 Smoltz cards and I present to you my fave 5 of the deal:
Bobby Cox: Smoltz! Where are you at?
Smoltz: Over here, Skip.
Cox: Smoltzie, the photographer needs you outside for a shoot. They apparently left you off the list for action shots so they need something for the Stadium Club set.
Smoltz: Hell no, the Pistons game is about to start
Cox: Dammit, get out there or I'll spot start Bedrosian in your place next week!"
Smoltz heads out to the field
Smoltz: Make this quick so I don't miss tipoff
Photographer: We need to get quite a few shots so it may take a little while
Smoltz: No. You get two shots and that's it.
Photographer: Sir. Photography doesn't work that way. We need to set up the correct lighting and composition and...
Smoltz: You got 30 seconds
Photographer: John, please. I promise we will be done in time for you to catch the start of the second quarter...
Smoltz: Nope, I'm outta here
Photographer: Okay, okay. Just one then.
Smoltz: I'm ready.
Photographer: You have to smile, John.
Smoltz: Not in the mood.
Photographer: Maddux said he is a better golfer than you
Photographer: Looks like we got it. Enjoy the game, John