Thursday, May 1, 2014

Buyer's remorse

I recently picked up a Tino relic on eBay...except it's not a Tino relic. I knew this at the time. I was not surprised. What I couldn't figure out is why the heck I spent money, albeit $3, on this.

See, the card has a jersey swatch of Curt Schilling. I know that Schilling is sick right now, and I do wish him a healthy, speedy recovery. Baseball-wise, I'm not a fan of his for many reasons. I won't deny his talent, and he was amazing in 2001, especially during the World Series. I'd probably feel a lot differently if Soriano's Game 7 HR off him held up. Much less animosity.

Then there were the Boston years, where he went from annoying to unbearable.

I'm still glad to add a new Tino to my collection, but not sure if I'm a serious enough player collector to truly feel ok about owning this card.


  1. Think of it this way: Tino looks all the better for the comparison...

  2. I think it still counts as a Tino hit.