Last night was a strange night for me. I watched Brandon Webb lose to the Marlins and sat on my computer letting the minutes go by to the end of an eBay auction without making a single bid. It’s wasn’t an ordinary auction, either. It was for the fabled ’07 Finest Black Refractor Auto Andrew Miller. You know, the one I have been obsessing about for half a year.
Most of the time, unless a card is ripped to shreds I hardly ever notice dings, foil missing, or any other imperfection. The second the card went on-line I let out a sigh of relief. Finally, my most-wanted card was within reach and then someone by the name of Charles made a comment by email that I will never forget. “Too bad the autograph is so off-center”. That was all it took for me to instantly fall out of love.
Up to that point I had been discussing with the owner taking the card off eBay for an immediate payment but after that comment I didn’t even know what to say to the seller. I just sat by and watched as it went for under $30 dollars, with a total of 9 bids. I guess I will just have to sit and wait for the next one to pop up. There are still 97 left, probably a good chunk of them in un-opened boxes of ’07 Finest, too. If any dealers are reading this…I am dying to bust some ’07 Finest. Email me ASAP if you can give me a great price on two hobby boxes. Pay day is the 30th and I am itching to pull the card pictured below! I already missed out on this card last year when I paid $180 for a box and pulled a Torii Hunter Black Refractor. It’s my turn to get the card I was destined to own, once and for all.