Thursday, May 5, 2011

Another another completed set: 1997 Bowman's Best

When I did my previous wantlist completion extravaganza post, one set that was conspicuously absent (assuming you were as intimate with my wantlist as I am) was 1997 Bowman's Best baseball.  I needed only one card, but alas, I couldn't find a reasonable price on it from SportLots, COMC or eBay MakeSellersSquealLikeAPigBay because of who and what it was.  Who and what is it?  A rookie card of Roy Halladay.  Just my freakin' luck that I get a box of this set some number of years ago (not in '97 when it was bigger, more like five or 10 years ago, maybe), drag my feet on completing it, then end up needing exactly one card of Philadelphia baseball Jesus.  But then,
BlowoutCards is the alpaca in this scenario
BlowoutCards message boards to the rescue!  A guy had a pair of this exact card for $6 delivered each.  $6!  The cheapest I could find on COMC was $10, and forget about FeeBay.  Because you're reading this post, you know I was on that like dayf on Gypsy Queen (has he posted a master set yet?).  Anyway, here's the highlight of one more completed set, 1997 Bowman's Best baseball:

Because this post is a bit light on content, let's close with a semi-related image, Roy from the IT Crowd:

"Have you tried turning it off and on again?"  If you're in my line of work, that's hilarious.  Seriously, check out this show, it's awesome.
To all you other collectors slaving over incomplete sets, keep hope alive--if I can do it, anyone can.

1 comment:

  1. That show is good and I am in that line of work and can relate to a lot of it.