I recently logged on to Ebay and rescued a couple of cards just in the nick of time. Someone listed two Ivan Rodgriguez relic cards for a starting bid of 99 cents and the auction was seconds from ending with no bids.
How sad for Pudge. Shipping was only a couple of bucks so I went ahead and threw down a max bid of 99 cents and shocker, I won. Maybe it was because the auction ended in the middle of the night, maybe it was because these two cards would be in a dollar box at most card shows. Either way, I was happy.
Here is what I got for my $3 bucks.
I know what you're thinking. Yes, I know this is a Marlins card, but it fits into my Pudge collection so for the price, I don't mind. It's a 2003 Donruss Studio Leather and Lumber bat card #4/250.
The card I wanted was this 2001 Upper Deck Pudge game used base card. Now we all know Upper Deck is suspect when it comes to game used cards, but this one does say it is a base from a game at The Ballpark in Arlington. Since this is my card, I choose to believe it comes from a base where Pudge just threw out another runner. The only problem I see with the card is the large black and white photo of Pudge is awful. It looks like they caught him mid-blink.
Here is where the "I didn't order that" part comes in. The seller tossed in this 2001 Upper Deck Classic Drafts Fred Taylor jersey. Hey, I'm all for throwing in extras, but I don't collect much football and I certainly don't collect Jacksonville Jaguars so if anyone wants this, let me know.