That's exactly where I found this:
It's R.A. Dickey's 1997 Bowman Chrome International parallel. I know it's not his rookie card, but I've always been one of those collectors who actually likes rookie card parallels.
There's not a lot of upside in terms of value for this card, since he's at the tail-end of his career. But... who cares? For years, it was crammed into a box with thousands of other commons... unprotected and forgotten.
Now it has a new home that includes a penny sleeve, a toploader, and a team bag for protection. As the proud owner, I promise to treasure it and never leave it feeling neglected again.
What are some of your famous common card box finds?
Happy Monday and sayonara!
It's not always rainbows & butterflies...
Here are a pair of records I'm sure Dickey doesn't want:
Most Wild Pitches (Inning) - 4 (5th Inning on 8/17/08)
Most Home Runs Allowed (Game) - 6 (4/06/06 vs. the Detroit Tigers)
And since I'm being a Negative Nancy, what's up with Pete Carroll in Seattle... what are you trying to do buddy? Do you want the Seahawks to be America's Most Hated Team? You're up by 30 in the 4th quarter and you decide to run a fake punt? Not cool. At least you sort of apologized.
Then there's Mason Crosby missing two more field goals yesterday. Eight consecutive games. You've missed a field goal in eight consecutive games? That has to be some kind of record... right?
I know I'm just a spectator who doesn't have a clue what it takes to be an NFL coach or player... but I'm also a fan who buys your memorabilia and like most fans wants to watch good football.
Okay... enough ranting... looks like somebody is moody and needs a nap. Sayonara!