Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I Came Late, But Still Won

I really have to thank Shane at Shoebox Legends, for running this little contest. I also have to thank dayf, for e-mailing me about this. I wouldn't have read about it until the next afternoon.

I was spending the evening relaxing with Tracey. I went by the computer to get something and decided to check my mail. There, I found an e-mail about this contest. The first one to leave a comment on the post would win this sweet Konerko bat card.

With a little luck, an e-mail and I'm sure a few bloggers giving me a chance, I won the card. Well, this beauty, which outclasses my two Darin Erstad bat cards of the same issue, came in the mail on Monday. It was accompanied by two friends. A 2007 Bowman Heritage Rainbow Jermaine Dye and a 2007 Turkey Red Chrome Jermaine Dye.

By sheer luck, Konerko and Dye were the only two players to hit worth a damn in yesterday's game. Was it just a coincidence that I received these three cards of these two players during this game? Yeah, probably. Was it a coincidence that I had opened the envelope just one minute prior to the Konerko home run? Maybe so. I just wonder what would have happened had there been a Thome in the envelope. Maybe an Orlando Cabrera and an Alexei Ramirez too. Would Griffey have struck out to end the season, if there was a shiny card of him in this magic envelope?

Of course he would have, don't be ridiculous. It's just fun to speculate. Sometimes it's OK to wish in luck, but I wouldn't put much stock into believing it. When I asked the online crystal ball if the White Sox would win the 2008 World Series, it said that they certainly would. That was a lie, but it was fun to think that it would be true.

When all is said and done, 2008 was a great season for the White Sox and I've received some wonderful cards from some very thoughtful people. This is just the latest example of that kindness. And I thank Shane for that very much! That was a magical feeling opening this envelope. It brought hope, determination, fun, and some wonderfully shiny Dye cards to go along with Konerko's bat.

2 comments:

shanediaz82 said...

Hey Steve,

Glad you enjoyed the cards! I guess I should've included a Griffey and a Thome, maybe I could've helped the Sox out!

-Shane

White Sox Cards said...

I don't think it would have helped much, but that was one thing I could laugh at during the last game.

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