There are those cards that you seem to win with ease, then there are the ones that get away. That's the cruel nature of this hobby sometimes and it's something that all collectors will go through. It's just the way it is.
I usually share cards that I win or trade for, but these are one of those rare times when I didn't win or lose a bidding war for a card, I simply lost out on the oppourtunity to throw my hat into the ring. As the story usually goes, I was surfing eBay the other night and for some reason I felt the urge to check the recently sold items page.
And there it was.
Gone in a blink of an eye it seems after someone's Best Offer was accepted, I had just stumbled upon the recent sold listing for this Jhonas Enroth 2013-14 Panini Select Black Tag Auto 1/1 card that I needed to complete this particular 2013-14 Panini Select rainbow (The Sold listing can be viewed Here). I'd like to say I was crushed, but these are just hockey cards after all, so I feel like disappointment would be more accurate.
I wanted this one for my collection real bad, but I guess it was just not meant to be. I sent a message to the seller, but I don't expect to hear anything back. Maybe one day I'll have a second shot at this 1/1, but I'm not holding my breath. I know there are some other Enroth collectors out there, so If any of you (maybe if you're the person who ended up with this sweet card) are reading this blog post, I want to send you a big congratulations your way for adding this great card to your collection.
It's times like these where I focus on the cards I've managed to add to my collection so far to soften the blow of losing out on a big card. It makes me appreciate what I have and not dwell on the stuff I don't have. These lessons are good to follow in any hobby, but also in life. These smaller moments of practice are great for teaching ourselves this valuable life lesson I think.
If you happen to see this card in your card collecting travels, please let me know. Thanks!
Anyways, if you've made it this far, I have to thank you. Nothing like a little hobby talk to brighten up your Tuesday, yeah?
UPDATE: This card has been found! I managed to finally add this card into my collection with the help of a very generous hobby friend. You can read all about it in my recent blog post: What Once Was Lost Has Now Been Found
Author - Aaron
I've been collecting Hockey cards since the late 90's. Mainly the goalies since 2005. I also Co-Host a Hockey Card Podcast.
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