Monday, January 20, 2020

Post #151 - Dim Lights, Thick Smoke

I've said it before, and I'll say it again and again - I'm not the creative type. Very black and white, cut and dry, get to the point. Thus, there are very few times that I can get a creative title going. Take tonight, for instance.

Last night, I went with my girlfriend, my parents, and my sister and brother-in-law to see Dwight Yoakam at the Lerner Theater in Elkhart, Indiana. I tell ya, for 63 years old, Dwight can still rock the stage. He cranked up some Merle Haggard (my all-time favorite), played some of his newer stuff, and of course hit us at the end with his classics, like "Honky Tonk Man" and "Guitars, Cadillacs". All in all, definitely one of the best concerts I've ever been to.

Speaking of best ever, the card on display tonight isn't the "best ever", but it's the lowest numbered Shawn Green card in my collection now. Check it out:

2004 Leaf Certified Cuts Marble Blue #102
I've been browsing eBay more and more frequently, and I came across this one with free shipping and a low opening bid, so I threw my hat in the ring. Friday afternoon, it was sitting in my mailbox and now resides proudly in my collection.

The scanner washed out the holographic Dodgers logo in the middle, but trust me when I say that it's actually a pretty stunning card in hand.


I'm not one to chase particular serial numbers. I just can't get into that. I'm happy to have any number that I can get. In fact, there wasn't even a back view of this card in the listing. So when it got to me and I saw it was numbered 25/50, I did get a little kick out of that.

This is one of those mid-2000s products that has 37 billion parallels, so I doubt I'll ever land the entire rainbow. But should I decide to go after it, well, having the copy numbered out of 50 isn't a bad place to start.

As always, thanks for reading, and have a great evening.

Jason

6 comments:

  1. Concert sounds pretty fun. In my experience country music is the only kind that sounds the same live or on the recordings. That's a good thing! It means the music is totally real.

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    1. Billy, you hit on the exact reason why I like country music. I've poured my heart out on a barstool, but can't say I've ever woken up in a new Bugatti.

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  2. Dwight Yoakam is the man. Unfortunately, my wife rolls her eyes every time I try to play him.

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    1. My girlfriend did plenty of eye-rolling herself!

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  3. I never got into Dwight Yoakam, but my college buddy would play his stuff all the time.

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    1. I don't want to call it a "love or hate" relationship with Dwight Yoakam, but I've found that there aren't too many people straddling the fence on if they like his music or not.

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