I also brought along my newest assistant to help me look through the cards.
A child's first trip into a card store is a big deal right? I am not sure what kinds of cards my daughter likes yet, what team she is going to cheer for, but it's a monumental occasion nonetheless. She slept on the trip into the card store and the first fifteen to twenty minutes that we were at the store. Not much hep initially.
Since she doesn't really have any opinions on the baseball card front at the moment, I went ahead and picked out the cards that I thought she'd like best. Let's take a look.
First up is an older Topps autograph. I am pretty sure that I have a few Pat Burrell autographs in my collection already, but I was also pretty certain that I did not have this card. I was right. Pat was the first overall draft pick back in 1998. He was sort of the hot rookie card guy back in the late 1990s. I am not sure that people were crazy for Pat the Bat cards like current collectors fawn over Kris Bryant, but he was definitely popular. Pat was briefly on the Rays towards the end of his career. Little girl approves.
There were two framed Ginter cards in the same box as the Pat Burrell card. When I am watching baseball with my daughter she really enjoys looking at the black framed pictures in my baseball card room. Babies like contrast. I am pretty sure that she would have liked these cards if she had been awake to gander at them. I like that the Braun card has a gold background on the mini and the Upton is a Buyback from last year's Ginter set. I have a few of the Cardinals buybacks, keep meaning to post them...another day, another post. Frames, that is what was important here. Again, little girl approves of these cards.
I picked out two cards that would fit my collection a little bit better than the three up top. I still like those cards, but they do not exactly fit in with the whole Durham Bulls, Cardinals, and Rays thing. So, the card above was a nice pick up that the store manager Jimmy had set aside for me along with the card below. The Longo patch is from this year's Museum Collection....