At the end of my last post, I hinted at another "high-end" pickup that I was working on. Truth is, I actually bid on a couple of these cards on eBay when I had the coupon, figuring I'd only win one of them. Turns out, I won two. With only one discount, I used it for the Posey shown last time (it was won first). A few days later, I got a notification letting me know I won this card:
Just my second autograph of my favorite player of all-time, this is one of the nicer cards I've ever added to my collection. If you can't read the serial number, it's 47/99 - not at all the rarest of the rare, but a very nice addition if I do say so myself.
A look at the back if you're into that sort of thing, showing that this indeed comes from 2019 Topps Museum Collection. There's one thing about this card that really perplexes me, however.
Why the Mets? I mean, Green's time at Shea Stadium wasn't exactly memorable (he played 164 games over the course of a season and a half, and while he hit .284, he only clubbed 14 home runs and drove in just 64 runs). Perhaps all of those early 2000s Donruss game-used memorabilia parallels used up the world's supply of Shawn Green Dodger jerseys, I don't know. No complaints, I just find it odd.
Regardless, I'm thrilled to stick this one with the rest of my Shawn Green cards and add another shining jewel to my collection. I have a love/hate relationship with Museum Collection (and other sets on the "higher end" of the budget) but I can't say that I'll turn away from something like this when the opportunity arises!
Everyone enjoy the first Sunday of NFL football of 2019, and as always, thanks for reading!