Twist my arm.
But I didn't get a second case. Instead, I went with four hobby boxes of Bowman. And, I watched anxiously over the weekend as everyone went into full hysteria mode to open these packs and find the hits. I was not as lucky as William at Foul Bunt, meaning I have not pulled a Jose Abreu -- not yet, at least -- but I wanted to share a couple of quick things from just the first box.
The first few packs went by quickly. There were a few nice cards which I'll share when I get done with all the packs, but then I saw something shiny and very, very red:
I looked on eBay, and this card is running somewhere around $30 on one active auction with some Buy-It-Nows around $50 or $60. Not bad. Not complaining.
The Bowman hobby boxes promise one autograph per box. So, when I got to the next card, I have to admit -- I was feeling a bit disappointed in Bowman.
Ask, and ye shall receive.
The fourth last pack of the box was a hot one.
It's a chip off the Great One...
A Black Wave Brewer Prospect!
A Cuban Defector Black Wave!
Okay, he's alright. Nothing special...
There's more? Oh yes. Much more.
Maikel Franco of the Phillies, Black Wave, numbered 16 of 50. That one hit $225 yesterday on eBay. And that's where this one is going...but wow, what a hot pack!
Now, if you'll excuse me, I have some gold to chase.