Back when I opened my box of ’07 SP Authentic almost every card pulled that day was kicked to the curb when I found a short-print By The Letter Ryan Braun autograph. The other By The Letter pulled that day was a sweet Brandon Webb that was ignored and not even included in the scan of my review. The moment I got my scans up for the Beckett Message Board over 20 people asked if the Braun was available for trade while just one asked about the Webb. I was almost certain the Webb was a dud, considering I had just gotten back into the hobby and didn’t even look at his career numbers. I ended up trading away the Webb for a dual game-used Miguel Cabrera/Dontrelle Willis and a few base cards that I ended up trading away a few weeks ago.
Well, it’s 2008 and Brandon Webb is off to a 6-0 start this season and my By The Letter autograph is sitting in someone else’s collection. This is what I call trader’s remorse. Have you ever experienced it? I am sure I am not the only one who has not made a bonehead trade, right? Anyone… 😦