Thursday, February 17, 2011

Redemption Patience is a Virtue

I’ve only sent in and received one redemption card in my entire baseball card collecting career, a 2009 Finest Matt LaPorta. I’ve only pulled two redemption cards in the many boxes I’ve busted over the years, the LaPorta and an expired Jeff Baker auto from 2007 UD Masterpieces. I’m not a fan of redemptions for the obvious reasons, so I try to avoid them as best as I can.

Sometimes my best isn’t good enough, however. When I was on my 206 fix in early October, I picked up a redemption for a framed Jeff Francis autograph for around 2 dollars. Not exactly a star, but I’m a big fan of the framed relics and autographs and for a dirt cheap price, why not? Before I knew it, the six weeks it was supposed to take for the card to get into my mailbox turned into eight weeks, then ten weeks, then twelve weeks. Finally, on the nineteenth week, I received a small envelope from Tristar and inside was a little letter that read:

Oh, great. What shmuck did they send me to repla-

As of this moment, I’m holding on to the card; I want to see how Clay’s season shapes up. But, my… after looking outside and seeing the blooming sun and the shiny grass, and looking at this beautiful card… life sure is damn good.

1 comment:

  1. According to his signature, his initials are: Z.B.Y. Or maybe his middle initial is a 3, it's hard to tell.