You haven't heard from me much lately - I've been Spring cleaning, selling off my surplus of collectables on eBay like hotcakes to finance a new laptop. Don't worry - no Griffeys were lost. In fact I've picked up a bunch. In lieu of the many, many necessary trade posts I owe to several generous bloggers out there, here's a pair of recently acquired Holy Grail cards I've been chasing for years:
I'm not just a Griffey collector - I also collect a few non-baseball guys like Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant, and O.J. Simpson. The most difficult collection to build, however, has been my Bill Murray collection. Mr. Murray is a fan of the game and has owned several teams. For that reason he's made it onto a precious few baseball cards. This Salt Lake Trappers card is the crown jewel.
I decided a while back to keep quiet about my Bill Murray collection until I could land this card, and it on finally popped up on the 'Bay for more than a reasonable person would otherwise pay. Just look at that picture. It's Murray's '89 Upper Deck #1, his '52 Topps, his on-card-autographed 1/1 quad-patch with genuine hair relic. Chivers, eat your hearts out.
Now what kind of Holy Grail post would this be without a Griffey?
I made a nice chunk of change on eBay in the last few days, so I thought I'd grab a little something just for me. I may never have the dual-signature version, but at least I can say I was able to land this beauty. It's even prettier in person what with the excellent blue-to-green background and perfectly rendered dipositions of both Junior and the Mick. An amazing card to say the least.
I have a million other posts to write in the coming weeks, but I thought I'd share these two proud acquisitions to hold over any Junior Junkie...well...junkies of which I'm certain there are thousands.
Thanks for reading!