Friday, January 18, 2013

Jinxed by an eBay seller

Manny Banuelos is a prospect I still have a lot of hope for. He showed great promise over the last few years, but was injured in 2012 and needed Tommy John surgery. He was advanced for his age in terms of the level he was playing at, so when he returns in 2014 (he’ll miss 2013), he’ll still only be around 23 years old.

His cards aren’t as steep as they once were, so I’ve been picking up a few. Here’s a refractor I got on the cheap from 2012 Bowman Platinum.

The seller also had an unintentional sense of humor. This Matt Schaub card randomly arrived with Banuelos (for no reason) on the Saturday of the Bengals-Texans game. Obviously, being a Bengals fan, I wasn’t pleased to see this. And the Texans won. Did this card jinx it? Of course not, the Bengals being the Benagls jinxed it. But still! What kind of sick person does this? 

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