Just some random ramblings.....
2005 Diamond Kings Craig Wilson 1/1 Auto
You ever think about why you like certain sets so much? The obvious answer is that the set has an appealing design. Universally loved sets like Stadium Club come to mind. These are the sets that we all talk about at length.
Since I'm not much of a set collector I usually judge sets by checklists. A set may be a little on the ugly side, but if it features a first time auto of a Pirate I'm going to pull the trigger. I think a lot of this stems from collecting the Pirates in the late 90's through the mid 2000's when companies would barely pay attention to the Pirate roster. When a set gave some love to the Pirates I was instantly hooked. Such was the case with the mid 2000's DK sets.
My head about exploded when the likes of Craig Wilson signed for the set. This card showed up on eBay a couple months back and I knew I had to have it. Thankfully the bidding stayed reasonable. If memory serves me correct the final price fell right around the $10 mark.
To this day I still have a habit of checking every new releases checklist for new Pirates. While I love guys like Cutch and Cole, seeing someone like Craig Wilson featured is more fun for me. The obscure cards tell better stories!
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