One of my Christmas gifts for 2007 by my wife was a box of ’07 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects. That year I had already busted a box of Bowman, Bowman Heritage, and two boxes of Bowman Chrome and pulled nothing but duds each and every time. I was hoping B.D.P.P. would be a different experience.
Oh, it was.
During the box break, which I opened while on vacation in Orlando I pulled my second redemption since returning to the Hobby: a Ross Detwiler autograph. Not being a huge prospector I did not know much about the guy but after my vacation while posting my results on a message board I was informed it was one of the better autographs from the set.
In late January of 2008, I sent in my redemption hoping that it would lead to a decent trade for an Andrew Miller autograph. Let’s just say that it was a little late in arriving. How late exactly? 13 months or approximately 400 days after I redeemed the card, it’s now in my hands.
Actually, to be fair, word around the Hobby is that Ross simply did not want to sign the cards. That of course does not explain why he has an on-card autograph from 2008 Topps Finest. Whatever the true story is, the card is in my hand and ready to be exchanged to anyone who wants to trade for an Andrew Miller card I might need.
Oh well, it’s here and that is all that matters. Now, help me get rid of it!