What's this card from the overproduction era doing in my eBay buys? Well, I tried one of those 1 random card for a penny deals and my random came up to be this 1989 Bowman Andy Hawkins, could've been worse I guess. The best thing I remember about Hawkins was his 8 inning no hitter in 1989 in which he lost 4-0 (gotta love defense). The Tulo is a 2007 Upper Deck Rookie of the Month insert for the rare month of Postseason. I think it only comes around every other leap year, seriously couldn't they have put October.
AND NOW FOR THE CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH PORTION OF OUR SHOW
The 2009 Tristar Projections purple parallel of Christian Friedrich #'d 1/1. Yep, I am the only person in the world with this card and I already had the base, green /50, and yellow /25 for this set. All I need now is the orange /5 and I have a pretty cool rainbow. The seller was asking $55 + shipping for both cards, I best offered him down to $40 bucks total for both. It wasn't a slam dunk, out-of-site best bargain ever type of purchase, but I don't think I got a bad deal here. And for the player super collector the time to buy a rare card is the first time you see it because you might never get it otherwise.