Saturday, February 16, 2008

2005-2006 Topps Carmelo Anthony

Who is this? Nuggets Forward Carmelo Anthony.

What is this? An autograph card from 2005-2006 Topps, card ME-SM.

Where'd I get it? A pack I picked up at QuikTrip because they had no baseball cards.

How much did it cost? $1.99 for the pack.

Why is this so special? I blew it yesterday, so you get a special two-fer today. I used to pick up a pack of cards or two when filling up at the gas station. The past few years they have been kind of erratic with their cards though and they've finally stopped selling them altogether. A lot of times they didn't have baseball cards at all and I'd have to grab some other pack to get my ripping fix. One time I grabbed a pack of Topps Basketball for the heck of it. I opened it up and pulled this card. Not only that, I also pulled this card. That's right, a Carmelo Anthony and Shawn Marion autograph both in the same pack. What are the odds? I almost fell out of my chair when I pulled a Carmelo autograph, especially when there was another autograph in the same pack. A couple of years before I watch some guy drop literally thousands of dollars ripping tins of some high end product trying to pull a LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony autograph, and I just got one for two bucks when I filled up my tank and got a soda. Melo is holding some trophy in his photo, but I'm not exactly sure what it's for. I don't have a hell of a lot of basketball autos in the first place, and I find it amusing that I pulled two All-Stars out of a base product pack from a gas station. Carmelo's signature is simple and concise, and looks good on the hologram sticker.

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