jim gilliam spent two years playing for the dodger triple-a affiliate in montreal. that's in canada, or quebec, at least (those crazy separatists!). i recently received a fantastically conditioned 1960 topps jim gilliam cardwaxaholic, but they were four glorious cards that tell a story of our fine continent.
in addition to the gilliam card, there were two 1977 o-pee-chee cards. now, everyone knows all about o-pee-chee cards (thanks in some part to my blog, i hope), and the brighter backs associated with our northern neighbors' cards are an increasingly welcome sight for my aging eyes. here's ron cey's 1977 o-pee-chee card back:
the other o-pee-chee card was the dave lopes/bill north league leaders card, and here is its back:
the last card of the trade was this 2014 topps 75th anniversary buyback of vic davalillo
so there you have it - a great trade between canada and the us, featuring cards with ties to both countries plus mexico. as long as there are adam laroche cards to be uncovered (along with various other braves and hockey folks), i will support free trades like this one. thanks captain!