Saturday, January 23, 2010

Lured in by the promise of GOLD, then bipped by my own team !!!!

We all know the internet can be a dangerous place.You can lose your identity and thousands of dollars.You can be led to think you're going to meet the love of your life in a wonderful, romantic setting (why do people believe this??!!) only to come face to face with a serial killer in a dark ghetto alley.But this,this is just wrong.

Wrong , Wrong ,Wrong !!!!!
And I hate to say it,but this was brought about by one of our own.

I received a seemingly innocent email from a blogger, with whom I've never dealt, but felt was an upstanding member of the community. He offered to send me this gold Steve Olin card.One I dearly need for my collection.I unwittingly gave him my address.

A couple days later I received another email " Sorry about the cards that tagged along with Steve...". What ??!! I quickly emailed back accusing him of bipping. Alas, no reply.

Yesterday the package arrived.I had my wife dial 91_ just in case my second heart attack was on it's way. As I opened the big yellow mailer I saw the glint of gold inside, as shown below.

Ah...the nearly perfect, very well-centered 1993 Topps Gold Steve Olin card !

But wait, there was more.

Oh No !!!
A dozen Carlos Baergas flying through the air,coming right at me !
With their mouths open and an evil grin on their faces
I knew there was no chance for escape.
But then something else dropped out.

Agh !! A Carl Crawford card.
Wait a minute, there's something unusual about this card.
Derek Jeter is wearing a disguise.

The jokes on you !
You must have accidentally sent me this one-of-one card right out of your own collection.
It's probably worth millions to a Carl Crawford collector.

Wait, you are one !!!

Yes, friends, the culprit is Paul from Carl Crawford Cards.

Thanks Paul for the great cards !!


  1. Ah, the old promise of one card followed by a wacky Jeter and the Bipping of a lifetime. Haha I too have suffered at the hands of CCC, he is a crafty one!

  2. Awesome post! Glad you dug the Olin. I pulled it about 15 years ago at this point, so it's had a winding path to your pc.

    As for the Baergas, I DID keep one for myself. :)

    And I apologize for the Bipping. It's just that, as I was putting the Steve in the mailer, they jumped in.

  3. You don't have to apologize,it's all in fun. Besides,when I was packing up your Crawford cards,the AUTO'D game used bat,jersey,glove,shoe,hat,on deck circle dirt card fell out!