When the auction closed, I was so excited about this purchase. The price was right. The eBay Bucks I had saved up were expiring that day, so it felt like I was hitting one out of the park during the bottom of the ninth. And best of all... I was finally going to cross the 1999 UD Century Legends Epic Signatures Ken Griffey Jr. off of my wantlist.
I've been in love with this set for years and although I have accepted the fact that I'll never actually build the set due to some very expensive cards... this Griffey was going to be one of the highlights of my autograph collection and the final piece to this partial set I was building.
The only thing I had to do was sit back and wait. So I waited. And waited. And waited some more. Then finally after thirteen days, I contacted the seller to let him know I hadn't received the card. He replied with a tracking number, which showed this:
What the heck? So the package has been delivered... but unfortunately it was delivered to someone else. I'm currently stuck standing at the crossroads not quite sure of what to do. Do I suck it up and take the hit? Do I open a claim and attempt to get my money back? I sure wish Encyclopedia Brown lived in my neck of the woods.
Ironically this is the second time this year that I've purchased this card and I still have yet to hold it in my hands. The first time took place back in March. I picked it up with a BIN from Burbank Sportscards' eBay store, but they later contacted me and told me that it had been sold in their store and they no longer had the card in their inventory.
I'm starting to think that this card and I aren't meant to be together... which totally sucks, because you know how it goes. The more you can't have something... the more you want it.
Hopefully things are going better for you guys and your collections. Happy Monday and sayonara!