Sure, I know it’s Labor Day, but I’ve never been on time with things. Besides, I didn’t get any cards for Labor Day. Double besides, I labored plenty on that last post. That lengthy sucker took about a week to put together. Triple besides, when else would I have the opportunity to show off these cards if not for another holiday?
So, yeah. This past February my wife decided to buy her own Valentine’s Day gift. I couldn’t tell you what it was, but I do know that she was happy with it, and that meant I could buy my own V-Day gift. $40 to play with however I wanted.
I considered getting a cheaper box of something. I considered getting a couple blasters. My consideration brought me to the realization that those options would be fun, but possibly this money would have been better served beefing up my collections. So, my $40 gift landed me only two cards. Two great new cards.
First up is this gold die cut unlocked through last year’s online-only code promotion thingy. These numbered cards can be pretty hot commodities, at least on the site. I think they look damn nice off the site, too. The back features a special “Golden Moment.” Starlin’s is the he started off the season with an on-base streak of 40 consecutive games. Basically, it’s talking about last year when he was good. He’s had an off-season, and I think he’ll get back on track in 2014.
The second card is this sweet, shiny Karim Garcia autograph from Stadium Club. It fits perfectly into my brand new Karim Kar-d Kar-llection. Now, let’s take a look at what the back of this talks about.
Oh, right. Yeah, this makes more sense. Tony Gwynn autographs are surprisingly cheap. I knew I could get one for under $20. That’s exactly what I did, too. This here co-signer is now my oldest Gwynn auto and the third added to my collection. Not too bad for this early on, but it wouldn’t be my last.
That’s a story for another time. I’ve done enough work for today. Happy Labor Day everybody! And Happy Valentine’s Day, too!