It is rare when I can afford one of the higher end packs of cards, so when I am able to, it is a good day for me. The bad thing about spending so much on one pack of cards is that if I get some scrub, it is really hard for me to want to take that kind of plunge again.
So, that being said, I went to the local card shop today to load up on supplies for this weekend's card show (come out and see me, I will be the guy wearing a bright orange Orioles shirt) and decided to get some packs. I got 2 packs of Lineage (will post those in a later post), a pack of 2011 Finest and a pack of 2011 Topps Marquee (for $50 a pack...).
I opened the box and got base cards of Adrian Gonzalez, Nelson Cruz and the Clayton Kershaw pictured at the bottom of this post. I had looked up hits from marquee on Ebay before I busted the box; some of it was impressive and some of it was underwhelming. When I saw what my pull was going to be, I was pleasantly surprised:
A Titanic Threads #6/99 Hank Aaron. I'm not sure if I want to part with this card; I think I want to keep it in my personal collection. That is unless someone were to blow me away in a trade or cash. I'm so glad I pulled Hank, as opposed to pulling a Pedroia or something...