Let's start with that second item first. About a month ago, I went to a flea market. As I posted about in the wake of that flea market, I bought some nice items there, but in the end I felt a little less than satisfied with my purchases.
I left the flea market at about noon. I had eaten a light breakfast, but I was struggling to figure out lunch. None of the usual fast food options appealed to me, so I stopped at a SuperTarget to see if I could find some inspiration both for lunch and for baseball cards.
I found the cards.
As you might expect, none of the retail options appealed to me, and my treasure hunting persona kicked in. Of course it was time for another repack. It was a Fairfield pack and it promised 100 cards and an unopened pack, but it also said, "INSIDE: A Special Baseball Collectible!"
What would that be?
A Boston Red Sox 2003 Hummer H2 from Fleer from 2005? I mean, I get that some people will buy literally anything that has their team's logo on it, but really -- basically a Matchbox or Hot Wheels car with a team logo on it? No wonder Fleer had their license to use MLB logos yanked.
In all seriousness, it's not that bad of an idea. If putting baseball team logos on toy cars got even one more kid interested in baseball and collecting baseball items, I'm okay with it. I just didn't expect a 9-year-old toy car to be my "Special Collectible!" for the package.
The other item probably qualifies as a similarly idiotic purchase or idea of sorts. I mean, who would buy a cardboard sheet that is 11 inches by 17 inches that says, "Robin Yount for Mayor"?
Okay, I'm that idiot:
Pardon the cropping -- I got a lot of glare from my lights in my card room. I'm one of at least 9 people (since my "print" is serial numbered at 9 of 99 and assuming they didn't just send me #9 to make me think that) to purchase one of these Robin Yount for Mayor posters that Topps created as a money grab prior to Opening Day. I have to be honest, though -- I actually like it. It looks pretty cool in the card room -- it fits the decor, certainly, and it goes with the old Milwaukee Braves pennant and the other stuff I have on the wall. I'm not complaining at all about it.
Even my wife thinks it is pretty cool.
So, that's the memorabilia for last Monday and this Monday. I hope you all had a great Mother's Day!