Friday, July 3, 2015
And boy was I excited to see the Pirates in Archives this year. Sid Bream and Kent Tekulve are two of the easier Pirates alumni to get autographs from, even if they don't have a ton of certified issues. But I was downright giddy to see Jason Kendall in the autograph checklist.
I've soured on Kendall a lot over the years. He was a fantastic player during some of the darkest years in team history. But from a purely personal standpoint, Kendall was a jerk to just about everybody he encountered in Pittsburgh from fans to teammates.
Still...nostalgia and all that jazz. I usually hesitate to pony up for Archives autos, since they often sell for more than similar products, and Kendall does have quite a few autographs from his playing days. Still, I decided to pull the trigger when I was able to land this silver parallel for $7. That's actually less than most of the base autographs are selling for, and I like the colored border. So while I'm not exactly back into the swing of things, I'm getting there. I have a COMC shipment from the Spring Cleaning promo the past week that is scheduled to be delivered today, so maybe that will get me back into a more regular posting routine.
Hope everyone has a great holiday weekend!