Kansas was a boring and disappointing race for most Earnhardt fans. Dale Jr now sits ninth in the standings, 43 points behind leader Carl Edwards. Forty-three points means he is realistically one whole race behind. If Junior was to win next week (and he will) he would receive 43 points. If Carl was to finish last he would receive 1 point. So not counting bonus points, it would take Junior more than one race to catch up even in the best case scenario.
This is certainly not good news.
What was and is, good news for me (and you if you are interested and quick) is a friend of mine who has been hoarding 16 autographed pictures of Junior waiting for him to win the cup has given up hope. His thinking was when Junior wins the cup these pictures which sale at some sports collector stores for more than $150.00 a piece would be worth twice that much.
When he told me he had decided to sell the pictures I immediately told him Junior still had a chance. He then laughed at me and said, “If you think so why don’t you buy some.
Just to show my support I bought three! I would of bought them all but I would of lost custody of them in the divorce, when my wife found out any way, so that wasn’t an option.
Sure my support cost me more than three hundred dollars but who can put a price tag on loyalty. When I say, “who”, I mean besides my good friend Dave. But as Dave correctly pointed out at least it didn’t cost me the going rate of $471 or the speculative price of $900 for three autographed pics.
So you see, Kansas was not a total loss for me. Besides my buy will double when Junior does win the Cup. Not that I would ever sell but it will be fun to see Dave’s face when it happens.
If you want to make the pain of Kansas go away, Dave still has pictures left and I am sure you can talk him into PayPal if you are interested.
Give him a call: 1-800-339-0121 and tell him you want the Earnhardt loyalty price.