Isn't this what every little leaguer dreams of? A walk off grand slam?
When I was a kid... I simulated that scenario in my yard about as often as I struck out the final batter in the 7th game of the World Series.
Seeing Khris Davis live out my childhood dream last night is easily the highlight of the 2016 Oakland A's season. Topps even included it on their Topps Now checklist... which I guess means he's officially made it.
To top it off... this is his first official Oakland A's card which means it'll be worth a wee bit more in the long run. Not really... but I'm an A's fan... so I've got to exaggerate to make myself feel better.
The question is... do I go out and actually purchase this card? It's only $9.99 with free shipping. I'm guessing that there aren't a lot of Khris Davis fans out there and the A's aren't exactly a big market team, so this might translate into a fairly low print run.
On the other hand... It's $9.99 for card of a guy who's batting a little over the Mendoza Line and is probably only here in Oakland on a short term basis.
The verdict? Head over to COMC and drop $9.99 on cards I really want.
1996 Leaf Signature Series Bronze Auto #NNO
Let's kick things off with another guy who has hit a walk off grand slam. Unfortunately he did this as a member of the New York Yankees. Oh well. At least this card gets me one step closer to completing the team set I'm currently building. The damage to my wallet? $3.50.
2015 Topps High Tek Auto #HT-JPK
The other card I grabbed this afternoon was this on-card autograph of Joe Panik for $6.46. I've been wanting to add an affordable autograph of him to my collection for awhile now. Back in 2012 my friend and I went to a San Jose Giants game when he was there. Several people mentioned his name as he had been the Giants first round draft pick the year prior. That night he went 0 for 3 with a fielding error. But the name stuck with me until he finally reached the Bigs in 2014. So far he hasn't hit any walk off grand slams... but he's been pretty solid for them.
Well... that's it for today. I wanted to write up a post about ESPN's Barry Melrose and his comments about San Jose Sharks fans, but I'll keep things positive and save that for another day.
Happy Wednesday and sayonara!