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.