Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Playing hard to get
It's a weekly habit.
I log on to the Diamond Giveaway site, and check out the latest offers for the Reggie Jackson diamond diecut. There's usually around 50 or 60, or sometimes more, each time I check.
I immediately dismiss about two-thirds of them and promptly press the "decline" button.
Then I toy with a few of the other offers -- fully knowing I'm going to decline those, too.
Like these, for example:
Well, first, this tells me the oldest card offered is from 1990. Secondly, I'd rather not get 16 cards shipped to me. It's going to cost way too much. So, those of you offering me 38 and 47 cards for Reggie, you can forget about that, too.
Diecuts of current players for Reggie? No way.
I said NO!
Well, at least I've heard of Whitey. I love all the no-name vintage guys that are thrown at me in hopes that I'll suddenly develop a crazed look on my face, start babbling "VINTAGE, VINTAGE, VINTAGE," and drool so vigorously onto the computer table that my hand will slip on the mouse and I'll carelessly click the "Accept" button.
I'd expect that behavior from my dog. But I am rational enough that I at least have to know who the person is to trade it for Reggie.
Now, no-name '56s? That's a little bit tempting. .... But, no.
No. Absolutely not. And may all your cards die in a fire.
All right. THIS is more in line of what I'm thinking. But the "Tom Seaver" name needs to say "Sandy Koufax." I can't get anyone to realize that.
So, I'm sorry. No.
I need Hondo from '61.
That would be cool ..
OK! I'll do it!
I mean ... NO!!
NO! NO! NO! YOU AND YOUR NEFARIOUS GAMES! NO! TOPPS WILL SEND ME A HOWARD CARD WITH 43 WRINKLES AND BITE MARKS AND CHOCOLATE SMEARS (AT LEAST I HOPE THEY"RE CHOCOLATE), AND REGGIE WILL BE GONE, GONE FOREVER!!!!
No. No. No.
But I think I'm going to press "ship" on Reggie in the morning.
(Unless someone wants to trade me the Koufax diecut. I can hold off a little longer).