Friday, December 7, 2007

Card Spotlight 12-7-07

What's the coolest card that I own? There's a lot of debate about that, mostly between myself, but only because that's a near impossible thing to decide. How does one define what a "cool" card is? Never mind the insurmountable task of choosing which card is the coolest.

Many factors could be present to make that determination. It could represent a favorite player, a special moment when you got the card, a special moment in baseball, a unique card, or countless other facets. I could say the coolest card I've ever owned was a 1983 Topps Alfredo Griffin. That's the card that made me love collecting, when I got it in my very first pack. It could be just about anything.

But if I'm pressed for an answer, I'll say the coolest card I currently own would be a 2007 Topps Triple Threads Triple Relic card featuring bat and jersey game used materials from A.J. Pierzynski, Kelvim Escobar and Josh Paul.

This card represents the dropped third strike that Pierzynski made into a hit. After starting to let doubt creep in after the White Sox loss in game one, my faith was completely restored after this play. Even though the Sox were down 0-1 in the series, I knew that they would never lose another game that season. There was just something about that play where I knew they were going to win the whole damn thing.

1 comment:

quartz77277 said...

This site is great. It's a different perspective. I would have never thought that they would make a baseball card out of that famous dropped third strike. Keep up the good work; I'll keep coming back.

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