I think we have all had moments where we experience a terrible laps in judgement. Luckily mine never involve anything of any real consequence. Nothing like moving y entire 401 K over to pets.com or anything.
No my lapses in judgement tend to revolve around cards, in particular cards of guys I think are poised to be the next big thing.
Here is the first in a series of cards that I just look at and shake my head.
So it was 2009 and Kottaras was playing for the Red Sox as Jason Varitek’s back up. JV went down with an injury so I thought to myself. “Varitek is done so this kid is the obvious heir to the Red Sox backstop throne.” I checked on ebay and his rookie autos were just a few bucks. So I ran out and bought one!
I honestly thought it was a no brainer. I mean how could the BoSox new catcher not set the card world on fire?
Well he hurt his back soon after and it was over.
I wish the story ended there.
In 2010 and 2011 George had a few stops in the bigs and put up decent numbers. I was hooked again. I saw a lot of two of his auto rookies on ebay for a few bucks and I bit.
I now have three rookie autos of the Greek wonderkind.
If he ever does break out I am sitting on a gold mine!