Saturday, May 10, 2014
Beating a hasty retreat
Yesterday I bought a pack of 2014 cards for the first time in a month. The recent spate of new products -- Opening Day, Gypsy Queen, Bowman -- are about as undesirable as it gets.
I settled on Heritage and promptly pulled the above card for the third time.
I haven't bought very much 2014 Heritage. The times I have are chronicled on this blog. Only three instances, I think. And yet, I pulled a host of dupes out of this rack pack. I also did not pull any short-prints, which is the only reason I'm still buying Heritage because I know a couple of collectors who need the SPs.
But I did get a couple of inserts that I'm not collecting.
The disgust I felt canceled out the automatic joy that comes with pack ripping.
And I vowed to myself, as I often have this year, to stick with the older cards.
Here are a couple of them:
These came from Steve at The Card Chop. After reviewing my 1982 Topps set, I realized I was six cards away from completing it rather than four (this always happens).
Steve sent the two that had previously escaped my attention.
Once I receive the other four, my set will be completed.
No parallels, no variations, no minis.
There is something to be said for being done, when nobody can say to you, "yes, but ..." and you have to respond with "yeah, I'm ignoring that."
Done. And nobody can say a thing.
(Yeah, I know there is a quirk in the '82 set where half the cards feature a variation in which the facsimile autograph is missing, but that wasn't an intentional thing).