(note: another double post with TMM since this one's big enough to include on both blogs!)
I have one more outstanding trade post to get to, but I'm wussing out and going with the quickie post today, especially since it's a card about which I'm very excited.
Today's post is even more relevant after Chris from Nachos Grande's insanely cool news, which you can read about in his post. It started a few days ago when I was trolling eBay for my usual players and came across a very interesting card with a BIN/BO listing. I lowballed and was automatically rejected, then added $5 and suffered the same fate. Down to my last strike I made my BEST best offer, adding $5 more and knocked it out of the park like a HR from a certain recent HOFer:
|Embiggened, because I SAY SO|
Yessir, this here's my first auto of the best Michigan baseball alum of my (sorta) generation! I have no idea if I overpaid except for the fact that I know I'm so thrilled to have this autograph, there really isn't any such thing. It's such a great card--the Sweet Spot design makes it 1000x better, and you guys know I loves me some Sweet Spot autos, like this other pretty good SS--that about the only thing keeping it from being an ideal card for me is that he's not pictured as a Wolverine, but then again, I won't even complain about that because Barry is so synonymous with the Reds, I don't think he should be depicted as anything but.
This ridiculous Larkin immediately shoots to the top 5 of my Michigan baseball PC, and honestly, it's definitely up there in my baseball autograph collection too. And that makes it worth every penny I spent picking it up on eBay. Any thoughts, Reds and Wolverines fans?