I had a couple of A's hits that I was looking to trade away and discovered that Fuji, writer of The Chronicles of Fuji, is a collector of A's cards. I sent him an email asking if he'd like to work out a trade and soon enough my package was waiting for me in my mail box.
One of the cards in the trade package was one I've been hoping to get my hands on for quite some time.
I also received a Mike Aviles autograph card for my Royals collection. This is my first non-Hochevar autograph for my Royals binder and I hope to add more in the future.
Scott Elarton was born and raised in Lamar, CO, which is located along the Arkansas River in eastern Colorado about an hour and a half from my hometown of Fowler. Scott spent a decade in the majors pitching for the Astros, Rockies, Indians, and Royals, which makes this card even better because it touches two of the teams I collect.
I've spent the weekend picking up multiple other cards to add to my Colorado Collection, which I'll feature as soon as they arrive in the mail.