We talked for a little while and then he decided to open a few packs. I said you know if this was 12-13 years ago you wouldn’t be opening packs by yourself we would all be playing High Card. Now Joey the shop owner thought that was a great idea and was all for it. (High Card is where everybody opens a pack, and the person with the single best card gets everybody’s packs) I said I was just making a comment and there was no way I was going to play. (It’s fun but gets expensive REAL FAST) Even though I didn’t play they did. They went through 2 boxes of some kind of Razor Signature Series that have an auto per pack. Evidently it was a really good thing I didn’t play because they were pretty bummed when they got finished. I however ended up with a few Red Sox farm hand base cards for free.
While we were talking I found out something that I wish I had never heard. Long ago there were 5 of us that really spent a lot at the card shop. Joey (the new card store owner), T (guy that lives in St Louis now), W (now our local state representative), B (a high school buddy), and myself. Years ago T got a Vince Carter 98-99 Finest graded a 10. He traded it to Joey for 2 Kobe rookies. Joey turned around and traded it to W for a McGwire rookie. Right after that Vince won the slam-dunk contest and W dumped it on eBay for a little over a $1000. He always gave the two of them hell cause they traded it off for so little. Unfortunately I just found out where T got the card. Yep you guessed it, me. One day we were playing High Card with 98-99 Finest Basketball and I pulled the Carter. When we finished the box off it was the only one that got pulled. (Actually it was probably more than one box we went through) T offered to buy a whole new box in trade for the Carter. I figured there was a good chance I got another one in a box and I didn’t really think it was in very good shape to begin with. On the back side the corners were kind of flaking off so I let him pay my debt and I gave him the card. It was that card I pulled that he sent in with 9 other cards (the more cards you send PSA the better scores you get) that got a 10. So basically I gave a $1000 card to him for whatever the price of a box of Finest was at the time. That was something that they didn’t ever really need to tell me. Funny thing is the state Rep. used his $1000 to buy a Babe Ruth auto that turned out fake. So while I traded it off for nothing in th eend the guy got the same thing.
The names are not really only one letter I changed them just because.**
Now that you have read all the blah,blah,blah I'm going to show you the cards I got for free.
The only only one of these guys I have even heard of is Kelly. He is the guy that can play SS and pitch but is about to start pitching full time this spring.