Sometimes you feel you are in your own world - I went to a sports card shop, looking for some minor league product.
You always have your usual Major League cards, but sometimes you are looking for something a little different - I was looking for the 'mass produced' cards by Tristar.
"It's not really [something that is] in demand," the man I spoke to said. "We only carry mainstream [product] like Topps and Upper Deck."
Well I guess I'd better stick with official MLB licensed and/or MLBPA licensed baseball cards - I usually try to get my rank-and-file cards autographed in-person and through the mail and perhaps if I'm looking to find a minor league card of a particular player [probably a young prospect], he probably has a first-year Bowman/Bowman Chrome card.
With the MLBPA rookie card rules - Topps and Upper Deck are probably printing cards of particular players as they make their MLB debuts.
Why bother with minor league cards?
At the shop, I found 20 random cards [$0.10 each] from the commons boxes - I'm not really enamored by cards right now, so they were not a priority.
I feel like more cards = more work I'm not willing to do when it comes to sorting - I don't care about my collecting topics as much at this point.
I did find several minor league cards- 2008 Just [unlicensed; meaning the cards can't display team logos, even of minor league teams] of Logan Morrison, Chris Davis, Bobby Parnell, Andrew McCutchen and Jordan Bachanov [Angels draft pick in 2007 who had Tommy John surgery].
2008 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes - these cards are styled after the Baseball Heroes inserts of the 1990s. Upper Deck has rolled out the Baseball Heroes graphics more than a few times.
#46 Corey Hart - a rising semistar who I probably had a chance to get, but didn't have any cards for during spring training.
#79 Alex Gordon - he hasn't made the leap from highly touted elite prospect to all-star performer [or better].
#168 Luke Scott
2008 Topps Baseball Series I and II - you need Topps, but there is an expectation these cards are very basic and boring.
#132 Ramon Vazquez - a decent utility guy
#487 Corey Patterson - breaking his bat
#607 Ryan Spilborghs - Spilborghs is making a nice attempt to grab the ball.
#618 Pat Neshek - didn't really need this one, but he is a fan favorite.
#644 Reggie Willits - a fan favorite even though he barely played in 2008.
2008 Upper Deck II - I like these cards, but they are very boring. There isn't anything grabbing at you.
#534 Reggie Willits
#645 Yuniesky Betancourt
#647 Ramon Vazquez
2008 Upper Deck A piece of History
#43 Hunter Pence
#68 Phil Hughes