Sunday, January 30, 2011

Where all your dreams don't come true


A tale of Unrealistic Expectations. Overheard at the card show:

Mother and son approach dealer's table. Son appears to be about 10.

Mother: What kind of cards are you looking for?
Son: Autographs.
Mother: What kind of autographs?
Son: I don't know. Just autographs.

Son spots autographed Ken Griffey card.

Son (unrealistic expectation #1): Griffey!! Can I have that one?
Mother (unrealistic expectation #2): How much is the Griffey card?
Dealer (unrealistic expectation #3): You can have it for 100 dollars.

Mother stares at dealer blankly.

Son (unrealistic expectation #4): Mom ...
Mother: You're not getting a 100 dollar card.
Dealer (unrealistic expectation #5): Not today, huh? You been a good kid today?

And so we see our three disappointed heroes walk off into the sunset, cardless and cashless. At least one of them is a bit the wiser.

Full card show report tomorrow.

5 comments:

  1. Went to a card show today. Kid tried to get a creased George Brett rookie for 10 bucks. Dealer tried to explain to him how creases only decrease book value by 5% or some crap like that.

    I didn't even know what the hell he was talking about, and you think that kid did?

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  2. I'm sad too, but that dealer from longlives comment should be kicked in the balls and have all his cards confiscated.

    Verification word: boloc

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  3. Always listen to your parents, kids.

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  4. Last weekend I was at the card show at the flea market - dealer convinced a kid that the Score Select Derek Jeter Rookie was extremely valuable because "they don't make Score anymore".

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