It has been a while since I was able to sit down and put up a blog post. Since that time a lot has happened, but the one that really sent me for a spin was being diagnosed with ADHD. This is a baseball card blog so I won't get into it, but finding out that you have been living with something like this (and apparently my case is pretty severe) for 30 plus years and never knowing, well that is a lot to swallow.
Anyway. The fun stuff.
A while back I picked up a random pack of 2009 Allen and Ginter's and my luck struck again with another rip card. This time I figured I would open it up and enjoy the experience.
First off, this was a 2009 with the black shielding on the card, so there was no sneak peaking with the rip.
The card was pretty solid, I didn't feel like I was going to get an out of controlled rip going. The only thing I was concerned about was to do as little damage to the original card as possible. Rip card or not, the designs themselves are very nice.
The rip card ended up containing an extended mini of Joba Chamberlain. I could have done better, but I could have done a lot worse.
I have no idea how much this card is worth, I figure that the rip card was worth more unripped than with the out come. It was my second pull and it would have nagged at me, if I would had sold both unripped. I will end with a clean scan of the extended mini.