About two months ago I pulled this beautiful card from a pack that I bought at a gas station (that's no typo--it was a gas station that sold baseball cards) and was thrilled.
Gordon Beckham was coming off a strong rookie season and looked to be one of the AL's rising stars at second base. If I had pulled this card during the summer or fall of 2009, it would have netted between $125-150, but unfortunately he started 2010 slowly and the card plummeted in value.
I figured it was just a sophomore slump and he would ride it out, the card was selling for $50 and there was seemingly no where to go but up-- just don't tell that to Gordon's batting average.
Well, it's been nothing but heartache every time I check the White Sox box score, hoping to see a strong game from Beckham. Tonight for example, Chicago scored nine runs on 16 hits, but G-Beck went 0-4 with a strikeout.
I need some Pepto-Bismol; my indigestion is out of control. Apparently, prospecting isn't for the faint of stomatch...