Friday, November 21, 2008

What is This?

What is this? I know, it's in disguise. Okay, maybe semi-disguise. This is really an homage to Dinged Corners, one of the most worthwhile baseball card-related reads out there. I'm sure you know all that already. Is this anything? I don't have the patience to hold out on you much longer, so let's see what this really is...

Well, let's see here. This is 3 MLB packs and a "memorabilia card". The disclaimer on the back let's you know that you may not receive the cards pictured on the front. And here I was about ready to take this right back to the squeaky-voiced teenage checker at Fred Meyer's and demand my $9.99 back and an apology because I didn't get some sort of autographed Dice-K jersey card and Jeter blah blah blah pinestripe thing. I'm not sure what compelled me to buy this as I'm not usually much of a baseball card risk-taker. But with low expectations, you never know what might happen.

Here are the promised 3 MLB Packs. The '07 Upper Deck was nothing to write home about, and the '07 Topps Updates & Highlights with Creepy Clemens peeking out at us had one of those ubiquitous Mickey Mantle insert thingies. The '06 Upper Deck Update came complete with several rookies, including Stephen Drew and a short-printed Pat Neshek. I think I've only bought one or two other packs of this stuff ever and this is my second Neshek card. Beckett believes the card is worth up to $8.00, which seems rather high for a non-closer reliever, but the guy is a big card collector, so maybe that's why.

There's also the promised "memorabilia card" in a plain white envelope. I'm mostly expecting Coco Crisp here, or perhaps a relief pitcher from the 90's that I've never heard of. The envelope, please...


It's... it's... David Wright and his pants! You could do a lot worse than a David Wright relic card. I don't think I've owned a piece of anyone's pants before (other than my own), and there's also a Met-tastic stripe on it. Of course, I don't particularly care for the Mets or Gold Glove Thief David Wright (well, of course, it's not his fault that people voted for him) but it's certainly something tradeable nonetheless. So, is anyone interested in Mr. Wright here? Or have I trashed him and the Mets enough already that you've sworn yourself off my blatherings forever?

2 comments:

night owl said...

I find it creepy owning a piece of a player's pants. Even if I had one of those pants cards, which to my knowledge I don't, I'd have to convince myself it was really a jersey just so I could go on living my life.

--David said...

I'm sure the girls at Dinged Corners would love it if they don't already have one. then again, perhaps if they got enough of them, they could/would reassemble the pants and post it! Now THAT would be cool!