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5/26/2013 9:07 AM
1952 Joe Dobson $6,216,235
5/26/2013 9:14 AM (edited)
From:  BastanRedsox
To:  njbigwig
Received:  5/25/2013 6:45:00 PM
Subject:  AL DRAFT PROXY
Message:  Wont be around so could you pick...

47 Murphy
46 Murphy
39 Murphy

Thanks.
 
Via proxy - BastanRedsox selects 1946 Murphy - $891,503
5/26/2013 9:48 AM
1959 Larry Doby, Detroit partial 222,185
5/26/2013 10:07 AM
mllama54 already has a Cey, so I will have a Say & take 1973 Cey
5/26/2013 10:15 AM
  Team Salary Owner
Duren, Ryne 1957 Kansas City Athletics 735,218
5/26/2013 10:39 AM
1951 Doby
5/26/2013 12:51 PM
'94 Montgomery
5/26/2013 1:02 PM
1983 cey
5/26/2013 1:21 PM
Running out of teammates... need somebody who can actually play

1998 Urbina (+ Vlad)
5/26/2013 1:21 PM
ROUND 6        
Owner________ Prev. Salary___ Player________ Salary_______ New Salary____
Donburgh 17,287,408 34 Murphy 5,378,993 22,666,401
Aklopp 20,140,468 62 Howard 4,742,205 24,882,673
scthallfan 20,731,608 56 Doby 6,075,504 26,807,112
njbigwig 22,259,578 62 Dobson 6,216,235 28,475,813
BastanRedsox 22,272,923 46 Murphy 891,503 23,164,426
dcmatcheck 22,932,198 58 Doby 222,185 23,154,383
mllama54 23,115,147 57 Duren 735,218 23,850,365
good_beef 23,396,602 73 Cey 4,278,176 27,674,778
marlowe 25,189,184 51 Doby 5,397,880 30,587,064
shysters3 27,330,852 94 Montgomery 1,239,516 28,570,368
zephyr1949 30,734,642 83 Cey 3,959,177 34,693,819
schwarze 33,898,622 98 Urbina 3,209,586 37,108,208
5/26/2013 1:47 PM
1984 Cooper 3431390

I don't need Cooper, but I do need a shortstop.

5/26/2013 2:18 PM
Posted by njbigwig on 5/26/2013 9:07:00 AM (view original):
1952 Joe Dobson $6,216,235
It's time to tell why I selected Dobson for this league.

In 2001, while I was still collecting sports cards, Topps began producing Heritage, a set with current players in the style of classic Topps sets from years gone by. The 2001 set was in honor of the historic 1952 Topps set. As a part of the release, Topps acquired at least one of all the original 1952 cards and gave them away randomly in Heritage packs.

I happened to be on vacation when I got my hands on my first box. Towards the end of the box (the last pack, IIRC), I found a certificate that said something along the lines of 'Congratulations! You have won an authentic 1952 Topps #254! Of course, I was thrilled. There was one slight problem. Since I was on vacation, I didn't have access to my Beckett books. I didn't know who card 254 was! I was familiar enough with the set to eliminate some possibilities (Mantle, Robinson, Mathews), but otherwise until the next day I was in the dark. My wish list looked something like this:
1) Someone valuable (self-explanatory)
2) Pirate (favorite team)
3) Yankee, Dodger or Giant (more valuable than other teams)
4) Shifted franchise (just kind of cool)

As you may guessed, when I went back to the store where I had bought the box, I found out it was none of the above. It was....Joe Dobson, then with the ChiSox. But I am still very happy to have the card. Looking at it now, actually.

5/26/2013 2:51 PM
Cool story!
5/26/2013 3:14 PM
1999 Jeff Montgomery
5/26/2013 3:24 PM
59 drysdale
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