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Card of the Day: 2007 Bowman Chrome Gold Refractor David Wright #5/50

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , on December 15, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

07bcgoldwrightThere was a time when serial numbered cards were special. Even cards numbered to as many as 10,000 (see this 1992 Donruss Elite Series Frank Thomas) were considered rare because each card bore a serial number, letting the collector know exactly which card of the reported print run they owned. The numbers really is pretty insignificant in the grand scheme of things because it really doesn’t mean anything other than it was the first, 34th or 174th stamped. It does not necessarily indicate that it was the first card produced, which in a sense is also insignificant, but some collectors (like me) still cared. Continue reading

Card of the Day: 2008 Bowman Chrome Kosuke Fukudome Japan

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 8, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

This is what happens when I get too much time on my hands during a lunch break. I get bored. I go to Wal-Mart or Toys R Us and I buy baseball cards. Damnit, I’m weak. I was actually in search of a Wii Fit, but ended up buying nine packs of Bowman Chrome (in blister wrappers so they were not searched) and pulled this thing. Go figure. Under normal circumstances I’d be thrilled. I mean Japanese players in their first year plus Bowman Chrome usually make for a good pull, yes? That’s true unless that player happens to be the most over-rated Japanese player Major League Baseball has seen in a decade. Continue reading