Sunday, August 17, 2014
Card of the Day - 2013 Topps Five Star : Bo Jackson Base Autograph Rainbow Parallel ( 18 / 25 )
Long time readers of the blog might know that I have had issues with in person autograph sessions with Bo Jackson.
In 2013 I went to the Raider Fest at Frank and Sons and got Bo to sign an All-Star baseball. A great piece then shortly after the signature started to bleed. Ugh. So I sold it off as I found out that Bo would be attending the next Raider Fest.
Now its 2014 and I head back down to Frank and Sons and decide to try to get Bo to sign a black baseball with gold ink. I bring my own pen but he declines to use it and uses his own which is dry and in turn makes the autograph dull and ugly. Ugh again. Didn't even wait a day and sold it on eBay and thankfully it sold for the amount I paid for the Bo's autograph.
I have found out that Bo will be attending Raider Fest in 2015 and I am not sure if I will be trying my luck a third time but I still wanted a Bo autograph for my collection. Enter Topps Five Star.
This set has really become my own person gold mine for me to acquire autographs of players I never had or like Bo here reacquire ones that I once had on a ball. With still enough funds from the ball purge I was on the look out for this card. I lost out a few times but still held out hope.
A seller had this card up on a traditional auction with a BIN option. I contacted the buyer and asked how the condition of the card was as I wanted no fraying of the corners or surface issues which Five Star is known for. He finally contacted me back and said all was clear but when I went to buy it someone had bid on the card which took away the BIN option. Now I had to play the bidding game.
The days went by with a few bids put in but at the end of the week I was top dog with a top bid that was 7 dollars cheaper than his buy it now option at the beginning of the auction. Guess I saved a few bucks. Woo Hoo.
Bo is back once again in my collection. Let's see if I can get a gem mint grade by BGS on this one.