Thursday, July 12, 2012
I've been inexplicably incapable of writing about baseball cards lately but this one is too good not to puke some words up about. It was one of, pardon my French, a metric shit-ton of Padres sent to me from Larry of ECDG. Get it? French... metric? Oh, yeah. Now that we've established that I'm still not funny, I'll get to talking about that card. Okay, typing; whatever. Larry won my 1-of-1 "contest" so I sent him that card and some Mariners. To my amazement, he sent back the aforementioned shit-ton. As I was scanning through to do Part I of what has to be a multi-part "trade" post, I noticed what I thought at first glance was a child's vandalism. Now, I'm not saying Rick Harrison would have me come to his pawn shop and verify signatures but that's totally consistent with Luis DeLeon's autograph. The lines are smooth and the transitions are the same as in other examples. Also, the 'H' for his middle initial is very distinct, resembling a capital 'A'. Lastly, he's Luis DeLeon. I'm stoked on it. I've never really been an autograph collector so it's extra awesome to me, if that makes any sense. I guess I mean I'm not jaded on having a bunch so this takes me back to the feeling I got when I pulled my first redemption card when I was 11. The rest of the cards are all awesome and I promise I'll get Part I of that up here today or tomorrow but I wanted to give this hidden gem its own post.