We all have dreams. Unfortunately, due to life’s daily challenges we can’t all have what we want, when we want it. As a child madly obsessed with Jose Canseco all I ever wanted was his 1986 Donruss Rated Rookie. Unfortunately, the card booked for as high as $180 and never went below $80 until the mid-90’s, when I was able to pick one up for $10.
Today I have a great job but I have car payments, food to put on the table, and bills to pay. I can’t go out and buy a box of 2007 Bowman’s Best, the nicest-looking product of 2007. I wish I could. That being said, by showing a little responsibility and with the help of ‘Dave’, the guy who finds me rare Jose Canseco cards weekly at ‘Earth 2 Comic’, my baseball card store, I might soon be able to get my hands on my very own “dream card”, a 2005 Bowman Chrome Draft of none other than 2007 Rookie of the Year, Ryan ‘The Hebrew Hammer’ Braun.
Sure, I collect Andrew Miller but no one excites me more in baseball than Ryan Braun. First of all, he hit 34 home runs and 97 R.B.I last year in just 113 games. What could he have done in a full season? My theory is that he would have broken Mark Mcgwire’s record of home runs by a rookie. That’s right, he would have hit 50 or more. Now, I’m not saying he will be hitting 61 any time soon but one thing I am predicting is that in 2008 he will out-homer last year’s Home Run King, Prince Fielder. Look at his numbers, folks. 200 hits, 20 stolen bases, and a .330 average is also not out of the question.
That is why the card picture below is my “dream card”. What is yours?