Monday, October 18, 2010

I Hate When They Do That

This weekend I went to my semi-LCS.  Semi because it is an hour and a half away.  It is always a good experience though because Jason at Centerfield Sports is always friendly and has a monster box of Red Sox Commons for me to sift through.  This time there was a big stack of 08 Topps Chrome in the monster box.  Something like 8 team sets but, just like my team set, every one was short the Buchholz.  So I asked him if he had them somewhere separate.  He informed me that the Buchholz was a redemption auto but still part of the base set.  Now to me that is absolute crap.  There is no way that an autograph should be part of a base set and the fact it was a redemption only makes it worse.  Of all the things that manufactures do this pisses me off the most. 

So with this new bit of information I am taking the 08 Topps Chrome Buchholz off of my Top 10 Most Wanted List.  Yes I still want it but I doubt anyone is going to send it to me so I am replacing it with a more common card.  Topps #716 Tony Perez SV has now replaced Buchholz.  I bought a team set a long long time ago and got shorted this card and realized it not to long ago.  Odd thing is I bought a O-Pee-Chee team set and got shorted the Tony Perez SV also.  I'm guessing he is pictured in a different uniform and it just has the "Traded to Red Sox" stamped on it, but I could be wrong.

On a different note at the card shop I got 90 different Red Sox cards for $15.  They were mostly parallels from the last few years.  Things like Bowman and Topps Gold, Refractors, Colored Turkey Red, Colored Heroes, and base.  Jason always does me right.


Anonymous said...

i think i have a few red sox off you top ten and quite a few off your want list

Greg Zakwin said...

Can't beat 90 for $15, good stuff.

RedSoxCollector said...

Adam, you can take the 1983 #716 Perez and 2009 Topps UH-256 Wakefield off your Top Ten, they will be in the mail to you tomorrow, along with a couple dozen other hits to your want lists. Recd your package the other day, thanks, love the Piersall autograph!