Monday, March 26, 2012
Breaking My Wax Rule
I do not buy high end wax. Ever. Long story, but I would in most instances pull the worst name on the autograph list if I spent good money on a nice, high-end product. So, this weekend I was at a local card shop and was offered the opportunity to purchase a pack of Topps Tribute under price. I asked the store owner for a copy of the checklist and got the run down from the owner on the Hank Aaron and Matt Moore autographs. I explained that I had already traded for a Matt Moore. He continued on with Cardinals. Matt Holliday, Jaime Garcia, etc, etc. However, I was looking for my worst case scenario. Chris Heisey? I told the owner some of my tremendous pulls from high end products. I remember vividly going into one of my favorite cards stores in 2005 and seeing about five packs of Ultimate Signatures being opened. The pulls were all high-end Hall of Famers. The most memorable of which were a Jack Morris/Kirby Puckett dual autograph and a low number Whitey Ford. Fifty Dollars later I had a Dave Gassner autograph. Even in 2005 that was terrible. Some other gems: 2001 Playoff Absolute Signing Bonus Henry Rodriguez autographed baseball, 2005 Bowman Sterling Chris Volstad, and my favorite draft flame out Dewon Brazelton 2002 Topps Pristine autograph. At some point I just quit opening the end stuff, but this weekend I had a few bucks knocked off a pack and.......I might go back.