Last night I lost out on an Ebay auction of a 2017 Topps parallel of Dan Vogelbach card I needed for my Vogelmonster player collection. Actually, I try to time it up each auction so that I can win at the very end, and I saw I had the winning bid for a split second, but somehow I lost. I'm blaming the bots. I refuse to use those Apps that bid for you at the end and I frown upon those who do. Talk about taking the fun out of things.
Someday robots will rule this world and I'll never be able to add another Vogelbach card to my collection again. But, I digress.
I had a good day at Dozer Park today keeping stats and afterwards had a promising meeting with the new head baseball coach, with whom I'll be working with this coming school year.
Simply stated, if I couldn't have my Vogelbach card I needed something to replace it and I was in a "spoil yourself" kind of mood.
So, I give you 2019 Bowman Platinum!
That's not why I bought the blaster. I was going to get one loose pack, but they had all been searched and strewn out along the card aisle. How does this happen when the cards are located at the front of the store perfectly adjacent to the self-checkout lanes? Argh. I refuse to buy cards that have been potentially damaged by another rude consumer.
I'll show the highlights of each pack and then list the other cards that didn't make the cut.
I hate revealing the best card of the blaster so early, but the Astudillo wins it hands down for me. First, I love this guy! He has a cult following and I'm definitely part of said cult. Also, it's a green parallel numbered to /99. Most excellent!
Cards that didn't make the cut: A.J. Pollock (Dodgers) & Francisco Lindor (Indians)
Cards that didn't make the cut: Nomar Mazara (Rangers) & Diego Cartaya (Dodgers)
Cards that didn't make the cut: David Price (Red Sox) & Salvador Perez (Royals)
Ooooh! Justus Sheffield! I'm learning more and more about the Mariners prospects and this guy has potential.
Cards that didn't make the cut: Matt Vierling (Phillies) & Brian Anderson (Marlins)
Cards that didn't make the cut: Sean Murphy (A's) & Jake Lamb (Dbacks)
The one lonely card that didn't make the cut: Ronny Maurico (Mets)
Cards that didn't make the cut: Robinson Cano (Mets), Brandon Crawford (Giants) & Griffin Canning (Angels)
And now to the "4 Exclusive Parallel Cards."
Well, I'm not sure this blaster eased the pain of being sniped on my Vogelmonster Ebay auction, but it was a fun rip. If you see something that would look better in your collection than mine let me know. The Astudillo, Bart, Vlad, Sheffield, Soto, Acuna and Yankee prospects are sticking in my collection or are ear-marked for other bloggers, but everything else is available.
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