This great looking Orlando Cepeda 2005 Topps Retired refractor auto had been sitting on eBay for years, overpriced and with no Best Offer option (It wasn't outrageously overpriced, but definitely more than Cepeda autos typically sell for, even low-numbered ones). This holiday season, with the help of a 15% off eBay deal, I bit the bullet and brought it home. I love Topps Retired refractors and I love cards numbered 12/25, so it was hard to resist.
I already own his 2004 Topps Retired Christmas Card (I posted a pic of it the other day.. the one where he's been photoshopped into holding a carton of eggnog), so now I just need to keep an eye out for the 2003 Retired version to complete the trifecta!
The 3rd through 12th Day of Christmas condensed into today
The camera on my phone has been acting up lately (sorry for the tilted Cepeda photos.. that wasn't a stylistic choice, lol). This threatens my plan of posting for 12 days in a row, since the camera issue makes it more of a pain to get images and keep the daily posts coming.
So I guess let's just blow it all out now. All eligible folks can go ahead and choose a prize from the pool, first come, first served, up to 10 winners, joining Chris and Brett from earlier. Comment on this post with your pick. [UPDATE: Looks like that's a wrap. Thanks, everybody. I'll try to come back with another contest soon since this one didn't quite go as planned.]
Again, here's the list of eligible folks, as explained a few posts back:
Sport Card Collectors
The Lost Collector
Jon (Penny Sleeves)
Dennis (Too Many)
Brian (Highly Subjective)
Coast To Posts
Thanks for playing along!