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Friday, May 8, 2015

I'm a Hypocrite

I'm not really a hypocrite, but maybe a product of poor timing. Yesterday I featured a quad relic with the caveat that I don't shop for relics. Guess what came in the mail today!

I really should keep a log and compare nights my daughter is not sleeping with eBay spending. In terms of auction wins this has been the most successful week this year. With that being said my daughter and wife were both sick so I was up all hours of the night. I would say a reasonable hypothesis is that if Matt's family is sick he has way too much time to look at eBay. The good thing is that total dollars spent was reasonable and that I only bought what I consider two higher end cards (more than $20).


2007 Series 1 Topps Jason Bay Jersey and Bat

I tore up my stacks of Jason Bay cards thinking I had these, but I could not locate them. I'm sure they will pop, but for now we'll pretend these are new to my collection.

Jason Bay will forever hold a soft spot in my collecting heart. He was the first player that I could actively chase when I got a "real job." He was the first Pirate to get love in terms of autos and relics in just about every release. My collection reflects this a great deal as I have more cards of his then anybody else (McCutchen was gaining fast, but prices have made it hard to add).

2007 Series 1 Topps highlight relics had a nice checklist. Some players even had 2 variations like Bay. I tried finding if one is more rare than the other, but my half hearted attempt couldn't yield any odds. The main thing I remember about the 2007 set was the Jeter base card that had Mantle and George Bush airbrushed in.  This led to a lot of non collectors spending way too much on a Jeter base card.

Hope everybody has a nice weekend.

Thanks for reading.


10 comments:

  1. Wow, those are pretty cool, and I actually don't remember that relic set. Bay really was a bright spot on some bad Pirates teams, kind of like a couple Tigers I can think of from about the same era. Besides one season with Boston, he really did have his best seasons with your guys.

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    1. The Pirates could score runs during the Bay era, but the pitching was some of the worst in franchise history. Not a bad for the Pirates. We get Bay's best years and the Mets pick up the tab.

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  2. I like that you grabbed a swatch AND a bat slice.
    Ahhhh....variety.
    Today I visited the Baseball Institute...I heard some awesome Pirates stories you would have loved.
    And I have a couple of pics I think you'll like.
    Coming soon to ATBATT :)

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    1. I'm looking forward to the pictures.

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  3. When it comes to cards... I'm always finding myself saying one thing and doing something else, because a lot of my hobby purchases depend on my current mood.

    Although I'm not a huge fan of those Highlight relics... I do love learning things from pieces of cardboard. That's pretty cool that Bay hit a home run in 6 consecutive games.

    As for the Jeter... he's the centerpiece of one of my most creative posts. If you're bored...

    http://sanjosefuji.blogspot.com/2014/02/ive-got-bush.html

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  4. Who took that second picture of Jason Bay -- some stalker? Yikes. That's an angle that should never be repeated.

    These are great cards otherwise!

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    1. It is one of the more awkward poses on a card. Usually this is only matched by putting the serial number on the crotch region.

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  5. For me, if a card exists, then it's fair game. I don't limit myself, why deny any possible avenue of fun? The only time I don't want a card is when I already have it, lol.

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    1. I love relic cards, I just don't use eBay to pick them up. I get a ton via trade and COMC.

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