December 21, 2010
Hey, casual collector ... Guess what you can't have?
I lump myself into the category of a casual collector. I don't buy a ton of product and mostly chase the singles of the players I want when a product comes out.
But I do like to bust boxes of product in hopes that I can get a cool card or even something that I might be able to flip for money. I know those times are few and far in between, but it's why so many of us still play the lotto. The odds aren't in your favor, but you can always dream.
The image of this Bryce Harper card was released today. It's part of Topps' 60th Anniversary roll out.
It's a cool card. If I hit it, I am not sure I would sell or keep. But I am never going to hit it. I am 100 percent sure of that.
This card is exclusive to 2010 Bowman Sterling Baseball.
I can't afford that. One hobby box of 2010 Bowman Sterling, which is set the be released in January costs $237.50. You can get six packs with five cards per pack. You essentially get 20 hits per box with a bunch of autos. But I can't afford high-end products.
Unfortunately, that's just the way it is.
Anyway, I do like the card. I just wish it was more readily available to casual collectors or at least I wish we had a shot at getting it.
I wish I wasn't so negative about it. There are 180 total Harper autographs with three different inscriptions. I would like to be excited about this, I really would. But I just get disappointed when such a cool card is out of my reach.
Posted by Suzy Lulgjuraj at 2:17 PM