One of the great things about going to a card show is stumbling upon the craziest, zaniest shit imaginable. At this particular long-running show in Milwaukee I like to attend, you've got your seasoned dealers who occupy the same space month after month. You check their Yount card boxes and you notice that the same overpriced stuff from two years ago still hasn't managed to sell. You've also got the sellers with binders full of carefully organized cards from the 1950s and '60s for hardcore set builders. You've got the guy who sells nothing but racing stuff. You've got the guy who sells hobby boxes for twice what they would go for on eBay. Usual suspects.
But then there are those tables furthest from the entrance. Many months they remain empty, but sometimes someone musters up the gumption to attempt to recoup the table cost with a wide variety of mismatch stuff. Which is how I ran across this:
At this point, you the readers have a decision to make. Tonight on A Pack a Day I will be posting one of these two packs. Will it be the Berenstain Bears?
...a pack of 2008 Topps Co-Signers?
Both options have their obvious upsides. One the one hand you get a chance to see what mischief Brother has gotten into this time. Will it be an addiction to collecting dinosaurs? Or will he pull Sister's hair?
Or, if you're really lucky, might it be a reprinting of The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Pressure (albeit in card form), the one where Mother suffers a nervous breakdown because of the family's overpacked activity schedule?
Man, wouldn't that be great!
On the other hand, there could be a jersey or autograph of some sort.
It's out of my hands right now. I'll leave the ballots open for readers to voice their opinion on what pack should be opened tonight. You have until 9:00 Central to let your voice be heard. Pre-Decision '08: Berenstain Bears or Co-Signers?