I was shocked to find these two cards at such a low price.
I like that the store put the price tags on team bags that surrounded the card holders. Here are some better scans.
|2012 Topps Strata Hobby - Clear Cut Rookie Autograph Relic Gold #CCAR-TR (#/99)|
|2012 Topps Prime Hobby - Autographed Relics Level 5 #PV-TR (#/250)|
I also found another very inexpensive autographed rookie card of a former first round pick to add to my collection.
|2006 SP Authentic #185 (#/1175)|
I stayed in the store for a little while after Daniel left so he wouldn't have seen me pick up these two cards from inside the showcases in the store.
I think that I'm a sucker for clear plastic cards, especially autographed ones...
|2014 Panini Elite - Rookie Inscriptions #24|
Okay, that's unfair. I don't hate the guy. He wasn't the quarterback that I wanted them to pick when they did, but when he was picked I hoped for the best. I thought it was an ultimate boom or bust pick, and that there was a chance it would be a very good pick. It didn't work out, but it isn't as though he is the first Browns first round pick that didn't work out. I hope that he has gotten his personal life in order, and that he does return to football with the Hamilton Tiger Cats. If he does, I'll likely even go see him play when he comes to Ottawa.
This wasn't a two or three dollar card, but Manziel's autographs have really come down in price.
This next card is one that I regretted passing up when I saw one a few years ago, but wound up paying less for it by waiting. It is different than the preceding cards.
It isn't an autographed card, it is a memorabilia card instead, but not the usual piece of fabric.
It is a card featuring a Browns first round pick, but not an unsuccessful one.
|2001 Topps Archives - Relic Seats #AS-JB|
I only saw one game at the old stadium. It was a win. What a nice feeling. I hope to experience it again some time.
With that, I'll move on to more of my Christmas baseball packs. This time we have two packs of...
...1990 Fleer! (Sadly, not the Canadian version.)
I can't complain about finding Nolan Ryan in the first pack.
But to me it pales next to getting a card of my all-time hero, Gary Carter. No matter what anybody else says, this is a successful pack.
Cool! Bo Jackson and Tim Raines. Not going to complain about the first part of this pack.
Trammell, Alomar, and Sandberg. Not too shabby. But I still think I prefer my Gary Carter.