Friday, April 10, 2015

Card of the Day - 2013 Topps Chrome : Clayton Kershaw Base Camo Refractor Parallel (9/15) BGS Graded Gem Mint 9.5

And now the final post about my recent off eBay trade. It has been all Koufax and Kershaw cards so far and that doesn't change here as I got my hands on the only gem mint copy of this highly limited card. 

I am not the biggest fan of camo colored parallels (blue and black are my cup of tea) and with them being numbered to only 15 the prices were always too high for me to put any interest into them. Even with it being Kershaw I would rather use my Paypal funds on other cards that I would be happier with. Well when the eBay seller asked for the cards he wanted I knew he better have something decent to return to me as he didn't have an autograph card of anyone I wanted. He presented me with this. Well, well, well. 

I quickly looked this up on Beckett and saw that it is the only one in the world that has been graded and gem mint at that. There is no book value due to its scarcity but a raw copy is currently on eBay with an asking price of $85. Though it has yet to sell I am going to say with my educated guess that this card would probably fetch anywhere from that $85 to maybe $100. Of course I am saying that as of today but AS Kershaw continues on his Hall of Fame pace this card could and probably will rise in value. 

The cards I parted with probably have hit their peak and I did sell them at one of their lowest points but the cards I did receive in return were great for me. This card alone is worth one card that I gave him and if that Bazooka card grades out (more on that soon) then the trade really puts a smile on my face. 

edit : This was written up prior to receiving the results from BGS and since then the Bazooka has come back as PRISTINE. This trade just got better for me. 

Gem mint across the board


Thank you for reading and have a blessed day.