Next up is a trade I had completely overlooked! Not the first time and probably won't be the last.
I had a stack of cards that I have been trying to figure out who sent them. Zistle keeps track of trades, so I know it was not from anyone there. I searched my inbox, but couldn't find anything that wasn't accounted for already.
Well, somewhere in that stack was a note from Ray. I recall leaving it there to remind when I got around to scanning those cards. I guess I hid it too well, because it took me long enough to see it again.
Anyway, Ray has a great blog over at All Cardinals All the Time. It is like my little blog here, but much better written. Ray reached out via email (I found our emails later) with a list of cards he needed from my Zistle collection. A little back and forth later and we had a nice trade worked out.
Ray sent over a nice stack with some great cards. It is always nice to be reminded that the Mets were one of Rickey Henderson's nine teams during his long, Hall of Fame career. He was voted the Comeback Player of the Year in 1999 for his one full season with the Mets. He was released the following year just over a month into the 2000 season.
Ray also sent along a couple of nice throwbacks. The first one being the above Rey Ordonez wearing a New York Cubans uniform. The New York Cubans were a Negro League team from 1939 to 1950. The second one, with Tom Glavine, might be a Cubans throwback, too. I think Ordonez is in the home uniform and Glavine in the road uniform. The Mets would wear these throwbacks a couple more times in 2010.
Sorry it took so long to get this trade posted, Ray. It was a pleasure and I hope you need some more Cardinals!