Friday, June 17, 2011

Lone Wolf Pack Break

I mentioned before that the principal at my school helps to run a card shop on the weekends. We went to visit him last weekend but it turns out he was on vacation. We bought the last pack of 2008 Bowman Chrome and the last pack of 2008 Moments and Milestones they had in the case and spent some quarters at the card vending machine.

The Bowman Chrome pack had a numbered refractor of current Cardinals backup catcher Gerald Laird’s baby brother – Brandon Laird 464 of 500.

2008 Bowman Chrome Laird Refractor 474 of 500

The Moments and Milestones pack had a Clay Buchholz Rookie Autograph!
2008 Moments and Milestones Buchholz RC Auto

These are both for trade.

Dad: Isaac has inherited my “what if” disease – The one that, in other collecting realms, will not allow me to walk away from the last copy of a Jazz LP, or editioned poster / print, or other music or hifi related collectible in fear that it will not be there next time or, worse yet, the item is even more special than I suspect. This affliction has now spread to the the last (few) packs of a box at the shop. Isaac’s propensity to grab autos and relics out of these lone wolf packs has only worsened this condition in both of us.