FOR AN ANDRE DAWSON FAN, THIS IS THE GREATEST EBAY AUCTION EVER LISTED!!! AND I WON!!!!
Let me paint the picture for you:
Last Sunday while driving around doing errands with the family, I was surfing the web on my phone. That is not uncommon, and it is also not uncommon to stay on top of newly listed Ebay auctions this way as well.
So, while checking out the newly listed auctions that contained ‘Andre Dawson’ in the title, a new one popped up that said ‘Andre Dawson – VIP Experience’.
Well, that doesn’ t sound like a new baseball card or autograph or magazine, so I dug into the product description to read on.
And I found this:
A once in a lifetime experience was right!!!
So, I hit the ‘Watch’ button and watched it all week long – not bidding, just monitoring activity. I had no idea how much the auction would sell for, and if I had a chance or not. All it would take is an aggressive doctor or lawyer to buy this for his 11-year old son and I would be screwed… Still, I was excited about the possibilities…
Fast forward to today.
I have the family at the park playing on the swings and kicking around the soccer ball. My Iphone alarm is set to give me a ring ten minutes before the auction ends.
Two minutes before the auction ends, I plan my attack, with wife’s approval, to place a bid.
AND I WON!!!!!
I will be going to a Marlins game with my wife. We will be meeting Andre Dawson and going on the field with him. We will be watching batting practice from the field with Andre Dawson. We will be sitting right behind home plate at Marlins Park with Andre Dawson.
I WILL BE WATCHING A LIVE BASEBALL GAME, IN MY CITY, WITH THE BASEBALL PLAYER THAT MEANS THE MOST TO ME!!!!
I cannot wait for this to happen. Now, I just need to review the schedule to make sure that it works for the Marlins and Mr. Dawson, and then me and my wife are there!!!
Stay tuned to ’30-YOC’ – I will keep you posted as news and information becomes available.