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(05-08-2013 04:41 AM)DrMitchJ Wrote: Okay, maybe I'm a dimwit too .... Or maybe I didn't have my coffee yet ...but Why exactly did you give him grief over that ball?
You did good ... Juan Marichal was a good pick up, depending on the price of the box, of course.
(05-08-2013 07:49 AM)jaykayzee Wrote: I was just giving him the business, very jokingly since I know the guy pretty well, for not knowing the difference between an ONYX ball, which comes in a wood box and usually features prospects, and TRISTAR balls, which come in plastic bags inside of cardboard boxes and usually are REALLY bad. TriStar has a ....DIFFERENT!...... definition of the term "STAR" then others might define some of the players included.
Example. This product in particular includes such "STARS" as :
Randy Gumpert -(Win/Loss = 51-59) - Claim to fame is that he is the pitcher that Mickey Mantle hit his first Home Run off of.
Tracy Stallard - (Win/Loss = 30-57) - Most remembered as the pitcher Roger Maris hit his 61st(*) Home Run from in '61.
That all being said,this was all before I actually opened one of the balls and got the Marichal...As far as the price, the boxes sell for about $90, which is roughly about even money with what a Marichal auto balls seems to sell for on most respectable sites..
(05-08-2013 07:42 AM)RobbinsDynasty Wrote: I don't think it was over the ball but he was more interested in the Onyx balls over Tri STar