So I'd say my COMC purchases of late typically come out to 55% collection stuff and 40% stuff for other people. That leaves 5% for random goodies that catch my eye. Here's what fell under that umbrella on my most recent purchase.
First up is a gold Rick Asadoorian /100. He's similar to John Clifford in that he was a Central Massachusetts guy, although Asadoorian was born in Worcester:
This Dana Barros was an impulse buy, and pricey one for me (like $4.50!):
This card was like 40 cents...can't pass that up for a Red Sox great:
Okay, so Lowe wasn't that great - but he meant a lot to that first title team. He's also the guy who was traded with Jason Varitek, by the Mariners, to the Sox, for Heathcliff Slocumb. I feel like that trade needs to never be forgotten.
My PC could always use a few more scrub "hits" - so why not a Bruce Gradkowski dual jersey auto /50?
These last two cards both have to do with MLB Power Pros, so I'll showcase them together:
When you play MLB Power Pros, there is a teeny tiny free agency pool when you start. I want to say there are maybe 8 guys tops - but two of the pitchers are Rosario and Sosa. Rosario is fairly cheap, Sosa costs a little more because he has starter stamina. Both quickly make their way onto my team whenever I play Power Pros, as they're both pretty awesome. Rosario has a nasty little sinker with good motion, while Sosa has a blazing fastball that leads to a lot of strikeouts.
As always, video game success leads to me liking certain guys, and in this case it was enough for me to grab cheap cards of each guy. I wonder if I'm stop collecting if I stopped playing video games? Guess the world may never know!