Donaldson, Call-Ups, Trumbo, Ruth, and Ohtani Auctions, and ROY Talk | Ep. 204

Agenda Summary: Josh Donaldson gets traded. Shohei Ohtani health status update. Late season Call-Ups. Ryan Howard retires. Mark Trumbo 2006 Bowman Chrome Red Refractor. Babe Ruth 1921 American Caramel. Shohei Ohtani 2018 Bowman Chrome Superfractor. 2018 ROY Award speculations.

Guest: Ryan Daly

Full Agenda:

Josh Donaldson traded – Assigned 10-day rehab with Triple-A Columbus.1

Shohei Ohtani diagnosed with a *new* UCL strain. TJ Surgery recommended.2

Late season Call-Ups: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (TOR), Luis Urias (SDP), Taylor Ward (LAA), Michael Kopech (CWS), Francisco Mejia (SDP)

Ryan Howard Announces Retirement.3

Mark Trumbo 2006 Bowman Chrome Red Refractor makes an appearance and with a $400 asking price.

Babe Ruth 1921 E121 American Caramel PSA7 closes at $89,175.4

Shohei Ohtani 2018 Bowman Chrome Superfractor AU, which graded BGS95, is now at auction with Goodwin & Co.5

Who do you think will make the AL and NL ROYs?

  • Patrick’s picks: Shohei Ohtani (AL); Ronald Acuna Jr. (NL)
  • Ryan’s picks: Shohei Ohtani (AL); Juan Soto (NL)

To view the current eBay auctions for Shohei Ohtani baseball cards, click here.


  1. Josh Donaldson to make rehab start today at Triple-A Columbus after being placed on DL by Cleveland Indians. ↩︎
  2. Shohei Ohtani slams 2 homers after Tommy John surgery recommendation. ↩︎
  3. Thank You, Philly. ↩︎
  4. 1921 E121 American Caramel “Babe” Ruth PSA 7 NM Pop 1 Highest Graded. ↩︎
  5. 2018 Bowman Chrome Shohei Ohtani Rookie Autographs Superfractors 1/1 BGS 9.5 (AUTO 10). ↩︎

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