When the Red Sox and Dodgers agreed on that gigantic salary dump they called a trade a few weeks back, I was both excited and disappointed. Excited that my favorite team managed to unload one of the worst contracts in MLB history (at least so far), as well as a pitcher that had declined in both on field performance as well as general character. Disappointed that the best hitter on the Red Sox was what made the offer acceptable to Los Angeles, and that I'd never get to see Adrian Gonzalez take another at-bat in a Red Sox uniform.
The more I thought about it, I decided it would be interesting to try an Adrian Gonzalez player collection. I generally shy away from player collecting, but in this case I'm going to restrict it to Adrian Gonzalez Red Sox cards. I have no interest in anything from his days with Texas or San Diego prior to Boston, nor will I be clamoring for that first card to show him in a Dodgers uniform. I like this approach because while we're still talking hundreds of cards, it makes the total number of cards out there much more manageable. Best of all, I won't have the "what if he gets traded" anxiousness, because it already happened. Each new card I pick up will be one more for the Red Sox collection.
Before I show any new stuff, here's what I've already got towards the collection:
So begins my Adrian Gonzalez Red Sox collection. 16 cards and counting, a very modest start considering all that's out there. If you've got any that I don't have available for trade let me know...
2001 UD Hall of Famers --Hall of Records - The last ten cards in this great 90 card set are called "The Hall of Records".