Friday, April 15, 2016

Little Help From My Friends (OKC Dodgers)

Missing from my Pacific Coast League business card collection is the Oklahoma City Dodgers. This problem arose when the team changed affiliates to the Dodgers. Not only did the team make the affiliate change though, they made a name change to the Dodgers to go along with this new affiliation.

Wanting to add the Dodgers into the business cards after these changes. Last year I went about sending an artelope with a brick design. The request ended with a couple schedules, but no new business card. Never one to give up I went for it again this year with the following attempt.

Even though I don't give up trying. One thing I will do at times is send simpler designs, or no design whatsoever. OKC fell under the category of keeping it simpler to see if the parent club Dodgers red logo might yield better results.

Sadly this years return copied last years in the Dodgers sent two of the above schedules. Much like last year there was no business card to fill in the collection.

Things changed not long after sending out the artelope in the luck department. A fellow schedule collector happens to live in OKC, and contacted with an offer to pick up a business card. Despite having the pending return I went the bird in hand method, and took him up on a trade for the card. Good thing too as now thanks to this trade the Dodgers are now proud members of the Prowling Cat's business card collection.

Adding the Dodgers leaves the missing MiLB cards at 19 with only one request currently out there for MiLB. Soon more will be making their way out, and hopefully lowering the count.

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