I shared my finest hits pulled from a pack. I have had many boxes come and go without anything as well. But I have one that seems to cover both ends of the spectrum. The hit without the hit. You open the pack, maybe catch a glimpse of the side of the cards and see the thickness of a card stand out. You pan through the cards in anticipation, enjoying them as they pass knowing you're getting closer to that card. As an aside, I find myself enjoying the older players more than the current players as today's players have so many cards of relic status. This one was one of those "Oooo, I like that." Spending the last couple of decades in the Detroit area before moving last summer, this one had some local flavor that appealed to me. I'm not a Detroit fan in any way, but this player, whom I remember watching back in the day, was a quirky kind of guy. Plus he had a couple of years off the chart. And see this pitcher in the designated hitter era before interleague play, with a bat in his hand, made the card even more of a novelty. Mark "The Bird" Fidrych is a nice jersey card to add to my collection. I turn the card over and see the jersey was from a celebrity game from the 2005 All-Star weekend festivities. Well, not ideal, but still an card that held my interest. And it's a numbered card to 300. Not five but not one of thousands. I put the card in a penny sleeve and hard plastic, which are always nearby when opening packs. I move on to the rest of the box of 2005 Topps Updates & Highlights. As I do with my relic and auto type cards, this one gets put into a box with its kind for future viewing enjoyment. I take one last look at the jersey portion of the card before I place it with the rest and......what the????
Am I missing something??? Yes, I think so. The jersey card sealed in a new pack with new plastic over the box without the jersey. Well, how do I go about doing anything about this? The box was purchased a couple of years after the cards were new, so Topps isn't likely to do much for me. So here it sits, in a box of relic and autographs, being the standout with neither. What should have been, could have been, is now the "you gotta see this" conversation of oddball cards. I guess it could have been worse. I could have had a pack with a common card that was one of five others in my doubles box.