I don't know how much any of you watch "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," but the wife and I are pretty dang into it. After one watch through I had a few favorite episodes and thought a lot were meh, but then my wife got me all jazzed up about it and I joined a Reddit community about it and now I'm constantly talking about jabronis and how thundergun things are. It's hella cool.
Anyway, when I recently got a package from Charley aka Lonestarr aka Twitch, my first thought (well 2nd after "Man it was nice of him to think of me" was Charlie Work. Because, you see, I'm obsessed with Always Sunny, and Charley has started sending signed custom cards in his packages. Like this one:
Anyways, Twitch sent some cards too. First a fearsome foursome of Shin-Soo Choo cards that were new to me:
I always forget that Choo came to the Reds in a trade - they also got Jason Donald while sending Drew Stubbs to the Indians and Didi Gregorius to the Diamondbacks (The Indians also got Trevor Bauer, Bryan Shaw, and Matt Albers from the DBacks while the Indians sent Lars Anderson and Tony Sipp to the DBacks). While the Indians are still getting returns from Bauer and Shaw and seem to be winners to the trade, it actually wasn't a terrible trade for the Reds even though they only got Choo for one year. And it's especially nice compared to a lot of the recent Reds' trades. It just seems like the team has a reaaaalllly hard time getting sufficient value for their pieces in the trade market, which is a shame.
I also got this cool Choo manu-relic - it's an Indians C:
No trade would be complete without a nice Ken Griffey Jr. card - this one a Gypsy Queen mini:
And last but not least...the new kid!