I went up to The Back Stop this weekend after I stopped at the bank. The Back Stop is the home to Dr. Wax.
I occasionally stop in when I am in the Toms River, NJ area. It's about a 45-minute ride and since there is no bank branch in my area and the closest one is in Toms River, it just seemed like a natural fit to go over and visit Dr. Wax. I hadn't been there in quite some time, so I paid Dr. Wax a visit.
We had a great conversation, which could mean some exciting things for the future of A Cardboard Problem. Some of you who were at our live case break might get what you asked for, but in the meantime, I also bought a card from Dr. Wax.
Unfortunately, he doesn't have tons of Jeters because of the area. It's right on the border of Yankees and Phillies fans and there are tons of guys who go there and grab his cards, which usually leaves me with a tiny inventory. I did find one card and made sure I deposited my check before I got there.
Here's the card:
I love the two different grains on this card. The great thing about the card is that it's two guys who have a little home in my heart. Bernie Williams and Derek Jeter will always make me smile when I think back to 1996, 98, 99 and, of course, 2000.