Another ‘Bumgarner’ sighting in California

It’s just a couple of days until 2008 and I am dying for a baseball card fix. White Sox Cards blog came through for Christmas but I need something in the way of Wax. I was thinking of busting another box of Bowman Chrome now that my local shop, Earth 2 Comics have the hobby boxes at $80.  So while waiting for payday I start scouring through eBay to see what the big pulls from that release are going for when I run into a Bowman Draft Pick card of Madison Bumgarner. I know, terribly name but check out the card itself!

I have always dreamed of becoming a big league baseball player and someday having some kid or grown adult marvel through their collection of Mario Alejandro cards but unfortunately, I have a non-baseball player name and it could never be. Thankfully, I have my baseball card blog which is almost just as good (cue sarcasm). Anyways, a rookie card can make or break you. For example, look at Griffey Jr.’s 1989 Upper Deck rookie card. It is a perfect photograph of the “kid” that has survived it all and is nearing 600 home runs and a certain first ballot Hall of Fame entry. On the other hand, look at Jose Canseco’s 1986 Donruss Rated Rookie. It is a miserable close-up of a 21-year old with a 12-year old’s facial hair growth and a look of confusion. See? A rookie card can make or break you so what does this do for Madison Bumgarner?