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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Optical Illusion

2009 Ballpark Collection Jason Bay Laundry Tag /5

Sometimes I can suffer from eBay tunnel vision. I get fixated on a card and do whatever I can to win it. So was the case for this Bay laundry tag card.....

I really liked this card except for the fact that it says Boston Red Sox in huge font right in front. When I initially put the bid on the card my eyes saw a nice low numbered Bay card that I didn't have. I placed my bid and moved on. When I got a notification that I won the card I was happy, but noticed my error right away. 

Normally I stay away from non Pirate issue cards after a guy moves on. This is more for monetary reasons than bitterness as I have better ways to allocate my money. 

Either way I'm still happy to own this card as it is getting harder and harder for me to add Bay cards to my collection. I think I still count it as a Pirate.....


16 comments:

  1. I'd call it Pirates. I know the card says what it says, but Bay wore the tag as a Pirate, so it's Pirate enough for me!

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    1. That is what I've been telling myself too.

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  2. "This is more for monetary reasons than bitterness as I have better ways to allocate my money."

    Liar. ;).

    Sweet tag.

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    1. Ha! I actually wasn't mad about that trade. The Pirates were so bad and Bay was going to demand a big contract. It was just bad timing.

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  3. I think I'd be more upset if I were a Red Sox Collector and felt like I needed a card with a guy wearing a Pirates hat, but I hear you.

    Still an awesome card!

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    1. The Pirates got the best end of the card that is for sure. Having the Red Sox on there is just enough to make it annoying.

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  4. I count stuff like this for my Brewers collection. If it shows the guy as a Brewer or lists the guy as a Brewer, he's a Brewer.

    So Bay is both a Pirate and a Red Sox player here. And it's a great pickup too!

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    1. Having it say Red Sox probably cost me an extra $10 bucks......

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  5. Yep, that's 100% Pirates, and 110% awesome! Bay was only with the Sox for less than 1.5 seasons anyway.

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    1. Thanks Dennis! It always makes me happy to find a Bay card I don't have......even if it says Red Sox.

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  6. To me the picture of the player dictates the team. Bay was pictured as a Pirate so I would count it as a Pirates card.

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  7. You won that? Congrats man! I was bidding on it too

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    1. I actually just put one high bid in and it stood up. At least it stayed with a collector!

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  8. Great card. Sorry about the Pirates hat.

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    1. Ha. I think that hat really brings out the best of the card.

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