Last Friday, I came home from work and popped a pair of pinkies to assist me in the battle against my archenemy... ALLERGIES. Now for those of you who have never taken Benadryl before... one of the side effects is that they may cause drowsiness. And after a miserable day at work, I wanted nothing more than to go home and rest. Thankfully... it didn't take long for the effects to kick in.
Now this is when things begin to get fuzzy. I vaguely remember waking up and checking my email. That's when I noticed that someone had listed a 2013 Topps Five Star Clayton Kershaw autograph for $69.99 (or best offer). This is a card I have wanted since I started my quest for Five Star autographs, so I quickly logged into eBay and offered the guy $45. I can't say for sure... but I'm guessing that I immediately went back to sleep.
The next morning, I woke up feeling a lot better. That is... until I checked my email. After reading a few emails, I noticed that the guy accepted my offer.
It took me a few seconds for things to click, but then I remembered me looking at the card the night before. Then... as soon as I opened the email, it hit me like a ton of bricks:
Anyone see a problem? Yup. I dropped $45 on a non-autographed parallel of Mr. Kershaw. The card was perfectly described in the listing. This was a simple case of the buyer buffoonery.
I wish I could wrap up this post by telling you this was a long winded, April Fool's joke. But it's not. I'm just an April Fool.
The moral of the story... don't operate heavy machinery, perform surgery, or bid on eBay while under the influence of Benadryl.
Happy Tuesday and sayonara!