Thursday, July 24, 2014

BGS Submission Update Five - 2013 Topps Five Star : Mike Trout Base ( 40 / 75 ) Now Graded and Slabbed a Gem Mint 9.5

Second of two Trout cards and second to last of the submission blog posts.

The reason that this card is the more prized of the two Trout cards even though they received the same grade is that this card comes from the often damaged Topps Five Star brand as the corners are susceptible to chipping or bending due to the thickness of the cards.

I have had great luck with two other Five Star submissions and as those two came back as gem mint 9.5 I believed that this Trout card would join that group as well. I was right on the money once again and just like the Frank Thomas Five Star card Trout here is the only one in existence that has received a gem mint 9.5 grade. Granted it has been the only only submitted but I know that not all 75 copies of this card can get that grade so I have the first of a probable small handful.

Just like the Finest Trout this one is not really an investment piece but it is a cool looking limited card that has a great grade attached to it now.

5 down with 1 last entry to go. And you know I just love to finish all submission weeks with a Dodger.

New word made by DodgerPenguin
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Only one in existence

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