2013 Topps Update Triple Jersey McCutchen/Alvarez/Grilli /25
Not a bad looking card. I liked it so much this is my second copy. See I bought this same card way back last winter. I pulled the trigger at that point because the triple jerseys are a tough find. No regrets, the card has a good home in my collection.
A few weeks back another issue of the card makes it way on eBay. I bid on it like an idiot because the price is low and it my mind I'm getting a good deal. Sometimes the thrill of a good price gives you tunnel vision. Of course I win the card and now have two copies. Sure I could justify it as a player collection and a team collection piece, but I don't catalog like that. I should be slapped in the back of my head for spending money on a card that I already own.
Thankfully now that I have a lot of established trade partners cards can be passed along for something I do need. I just need to realize what I'm doing before I bid. There was an episode of South Park where Cartman was pumped up that Walmart had a three pack of DVDs containing only the movie Time Cop for $18. He was pumped that it was such a great price. That was me this time.....
Anybody have similar stories?