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Saturday, December 12, 2009

That card "you'd like to own someday"

We all do it. We scout over eBay looking for cards we'd like to add to our collection. Some cards are "must haves." We've seen them before and always wanted to add them to our collections.

Then there are those really awesome looking cards you would love to add to your collection. You didn't know it existed. But once you saw it, you knew someday you would make that card yours. I'm not talking about a short print Derek Jeter/Albert Pujols auto card. I'm talking about something attainable but might be too much for you to shell out at the time.

I found a card like that not too long after getting back into collecting. It was a Mattingly card from a set I'd never seen (nor will ever open a pack of).

2005 Upper Deck Ultimate Signature Edition Don Mattingly and Yogi Berra

I just thought it was a really cool card and it features two Yankee LEGENDS. Not only that but something that made me even happier when I finally got it was that the autos are ON CARD! That means both Yogi Berra and Don Mattingly had to touch that card to sign it. So I could do a NCIS analysis of the card and see both Yogi's and Donnie Baseball's finger prints. That might be taking it too far.

But I was able to get this card for HALF of what I've seen it go for before. Thankfully it's a buyer's market. I'm extremely happy to have this piece added to my collection.

Is there an awesome card floating around eBay that YOU plan on adding to your collection someday?


Covered in Wrappers said...

Does a 2001 Bowman Chrome Albert Pujols RC AU count? If so, when I win the lotto that is what I am buying.

A more affordable card.... perhaps just anything he signed on card like a buyback would be something I'd like to get next. Nothing in particular.

William said...

Yes, but as you may remember, I bought it when I knew my house was selling.