I go on these eBay binges. I'll just look around for stuff and then, all of a sudden, I'm bidding on 8 things. And I HAVE to have them.
"OH MY GOD! I have to have that! There are only 8 available right now, the first time I've ever looked for this card! If I don't get one of these I may never get another opportunity!"
Anyone else get that?
Well, back in September, I got a Lonnie Chisenhall bug up my butt. I decided that Lonnie was going to be the next great Indian and I better get some of his cards now. There were only about 85 autos available so I had to start bidding right away.
I wanted the Bowman Prospects Chrome Refractor. And I figured I better pick up the base version as well. The same guy had 2 different refractors going at the same time so I bid on both. No sense messing around. This card is going to be positively Pujolsian. Everyone knows that. There is no chance that I will get both of them. There are probably 500 prospectors out there right now that just realized the same thing that I did: Lonnie Chisenhall may be the greatest 3rd Baseman ever to play the game.
Well, I won both, for probably twice as much as I would have spent if I had just been patient and look around for a while. I also got a base version to boot.
So I'm left with 3 Chisenhall autos that look exactly the same and I paid entirely too much for.
Here they are.
Chrome Refractor 056/500
Chrome Refractor 360/500
Don't get me wrong, I love Chisenhall. I do think he will be a good player. I'm glad I have the cards. I just know that I could have been smarter about it.
I'm not the only one who does this stuff, am I?
Fred C. Harris and Brendan C. Boyd
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