So we were out getting groceries tonight, when my daughter declares that she wants to stop by Michaels craft store. Realizing that it was close to Target, I selfishly agreed (well, I did need to pick something up there...wink, wink) and pulled up to the giant retailer - not seeing the irony that as one with a baseball card jones', I was the one wearing the bulls-eye. Strolling towards the card aisle, I was hoping that somehow the 2010 Bowman retail boxes would be live, especially after all the hype that's been out on the internet with its release. It wasn't available, but I did find some National Chicle. Now as I've said elsewhere, I have not been excited by any of the newer "neo-vintage" stuff (save Topps Heritage),and I have especially been turned off with the Chicle brand. But I couldn't fight the urge to buy a couple of packs and doing so I felt the shame as I ran my card through the machine. My shame deepened as I kept the packs concealed until we could get home so I could get my fix in private. Much to my surprise, I actually pulled a few cards that I thought were worthwhile.
There was this Jimmy Rollins, card #157
J.D. Drew #192
#222 Lou Brock
For my darker side there's this one....
#205 John Danks
#286 George Sisler SP (another beauty, but can't show 'em all!)
#203 Edison Volquez
Checklist #1 of 2
#187 Joe Saunders- a card that will undoubtedly find its way into the hands of endued.
#217 Frank Robinson
#260 Drew Stubbs
#110 Curtis Granderson
#329 Juan Francisco- With all respect, this is a horrible piece of 'art'!
and what has to be the ugliest card of them all (and arguably the ugliest card ever)...
#258 Gordon Beckham
Still kinda bummed that I didn't get the Warren Spahn card- it and the Eddie Mathews cards are the only ones I really want out of this set.