Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Why Do I Collect Steve Garrabrants?
It's more of a rhetorical question.
Nothing against Steve Garrabrants, who I'm sure is a wonderful person, but when I win auctions on cards like this it really makes me wonder what I'm doing with my time. Garrabrants was a career minor league who spent 4 years in the Diamondbacks system. Like some of the players I mentioned in last night's post, he's more of an unknown. He's not from my hometown and I have no personal connection to him. He's not even pictured wearing the garb of my baseball team of choice. He's just a thing to collect, because I decided I wanted all of the things in the 2006 Bowman Heritage set.
I have a choice in these matters, but this is another reminder of how silly all this is. I never saw Mr. Garrabrants play, and I won't be able to tell anyone any stories about him one day. At least I will probably remember, at some point down the road, that Ruben Tejada got into a handful of games with the Cardinals back in the mid-2010s and couldn't do much to rejuvenate a sputtering defense or hit his way out of a wet paper bag. But Garrabrants? Maybe the Google overlords will spare Blogger for another decade or so and we'll have this blog post to remember.