I've enjoyed writing the 30-Day Baseball Card Challenge posts thus far - but the prompt for today is causing me trouble. That's because the prompt is:
Day 07: A Card You Bought in Person (and the Story Behind It)
The problem for me is that I don't ever have a much of an opportunity to buy cards in person. I don't have any good baseball card shops near me...not in my town, not even in my county. Heck, I don't even know where the closest baseball card shop is anymore - the one that was closest (about 1.5 hours away) closed a year or two ago.
I also live too far away from any major city - so I don't get the opportunity to ever go to card shows either. In fact, in my lifetime I've only ever been to one "real" card show...and that was when I was only eight or nine so I didn't have any disposable income at that point to buy my own cards.
And so, I don't have anything for this post...which means I'll go with a slightly modified version:
Day 07b: The First Card You Remember Buying
Now this is a prompt I can answer. The first card I ever remember buying was a Barry Larkin insert (go figure, right)?
That's a 2000 Topps "All-Topps" insert card from Series 1. I distinctly recall buying this card off of Yahoo's auctions (which was fairly cutting edge for the year 2000). For some reason, at the time I thought this insert set had the coolest design (and truly, I have no idea why I thought that looking back today).
In a strange turn of events, I now own three different copies of this card (so if you need one, let me know)!
Here's the rest of the 30-Day Challenge post schedule - come back soon for more from me!
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