Friday, February 15, 2008

Bo Knows!

In all my years of collecting baseball cards, I have never subscribed to Beckett. For some reason I would always go to the card shop and buy them when I wanted them. So, one month I went into buy my normal Beckett, I couldn't find one and so I asked the cardstore owner, where's the Beckett? He replied, "You haven't seen who's on the cover?" I said, "No?" He held up a Beckett with a picture of Bo Jackson on the cover in black and white. He says," I only have two left and I will sell you this one for $10. I said, "I like Bo but I don't care he is on the cover. I like the Beckett!" He said, "Sorry, no $10 no Beckett." Oh my gosh! What am I going to do? I just left the cardshop, and no Beckett!" Back in those days there where cardshops everywhere. Every cardshop I went into no Beckett. So, I went to this other little town where this guy had a small transmission shop and baseball card shop together. I walk in, He has the Beckett! I asked him how much for the Beckett? Oh, that would be the cover price, $2.5o I quickly reached into my pocket to give him the $2.50 after he handed me the Beckett, I told him what was going on. He acted I like I had ripped him off ! Anyway, I left the store being really happy as I had my Beckett. Now days they get almost $10. for a Becket anyway, and the closest cardshop is 75 miles away. Man, how times have changed! But, I still have my Bo Jackson Beckett!

2 comments:

Bubba said...

That's one of the few Beckett issues I kept when I got rid of them a few years ago.

Bart McClaughry said...

I am glad to hear that I am not the only one to keep the copy of the BO Beckett.