Last night, I saw the news about Roy Halladay's perfect game and didn't flinch. I was too into the Laker's playoff game to appreciate his work of art. Then this morning, I watched this YouTube video:
After seeing this, I was amazed. I remember Dallas Braden's perfect game a few weeks ago and I was excited. I've always known that a perfect game was rare and something special, but after watching him set down those 27 batters in a row... I was speechless. In fact, I had to watch it twice. After the second time, I searched the internet to see how much his autograph was going for. I figured that people were probably raising their prices, but if the price was right, I'd buy one. Then I came across his 1995 Signature Rookies Tetrad autograph and thought to myself, I've seen this card before.
I ran over to my autograph binder, which contains about 35 common autographs from the 90's. It's full of older BAP autos, Classic autos, and of course a few Signature Rookies cards that I've never added to my trade bait bin. Thank goodness for that, because low and behold tucked away in a 9 pocket page was this beauty:
I quickly slid it out... placed it in a penny sleeve, then slid the penny sleeve into a top loader... then put the top loader into a team bag... and last but not least... put the entire package into my personal collection. This was truly a hidden treasure and the PERFECT addition to my PC. Now, if I could only get my hands on one of Dallas Braden's autographs... maybe I'll start a Perfect Game PC.
I hope everyone is having a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend.