Thursday, March 19, 2015

BGS Raw Card Review Submission From March 7, 2015 Update Number 9 - 2014 Topps Pee Wee Reese Strata Autograph

Original pic and thoughts :

2014 Topps Strata

Same story as the Griffey Strata with the added bonus of seeing how BGS treats Pee Wee's autograph. Do they dock it since you can see a little of the "Reese" part of it or do they realize that is how the card was supposed to be made? Hoping I get a reasonable grader for this transaction that will realize that.

Result and thoughts :

A 1 of 1 just got even better. Yes it will always be the only one in existence but now it is the only gem mint 1 of 1 in existence. 

We have reached the point in the submissions where I expected to see some issues pop up but thankfully none have. This card being so thick made it susceptible to conditioning issues but it came back with an overall gem mint grade. I always worry about corners but even if it did score a 9 that means all the rest scored at least a 9.5. Woo Hoo.

The main potential issue I had with this card was if the grader would dock it for Pee Wee's last name not being on the card but thankfully, and rightfully if I so say myself, he graded on what was on the card and not what wasn't. Autograph scored that much needed and appreciated 10.

Unless I am hard up (knock on wood) this is one the few cards in my collection that I have no intention of letting go and that was even before it earned gem mint status. A true 1 of 1 and it being an autograph card of a Dodger great that is no longer with us who had ties to the team in Brooklyn and Jackie Robinson. Yeah, this is not available for trade in any discussion. = )

Thank you for reading and have a blessed day.



  1. i have his auto on an 8x10 with Jackie auto tho.. =(

    1. That....would be a great combo. Jackie and Roy are my two white elephants for my colleciton

  2. Wow! I was a little skeptical of a 9.5/10 at first, and I'm very surprised! I think I may be just as excited that you got a 9.5/10 as you... You should definitely get that card graded again. Congrats!

    1. This was the one card of the 15 that I was crossing my fingers do to my thoughts on the signature and how they would handle it. Glad it went my way. TY