Monday, April 6, 2015

Card of the Day - 2014 Topps Museum : Clayton Kershaw Collection Autograph (14/25) BGS Graded Gem Mint 9.5

Though this post has been written up prior to today what better way to celebrate the start of the 2015 baseball season than to show off my latest acquisition of yet another Keshaw autograph and it being graded gem mint makes it all the better.

In a few short hours Clayton will be taking the mound to face his old teammate and friend Matt Kemp who is now with the San Diego Padres. Clayton will be the opening day starter once again and this will be the first game in his pursuit of another Cy Young award which would be his 4th in 5 years. I expect a dominant performance from Kershaw and a "W" to start of the year right. Knock on wood of course.

This card had been on a BIN auction for at least the past 6 months with such a high price that I never expected to purchase it. Every 30 days the auction would end and the seller would relist it with the same price and I would continuously put it on my watch list. After another failed 30 day auction the seller relisted it once again but this time he put a best offer option to the auction. I had recently sold off some XBOX games and had comic code sales so I had some spare funds in my paypal account.

I sent the seller a very low offer which was almost 50% off his asking price. Just testing out the waters to see what response I would receive back. I was very happily surprised not a hour later that he actually accepted my low offer. Maybe he was just tired of relisting it or realized he was never going to get what he wanted for it. Only 25 copies of this card exist and this happens to be only 1 of 2 graded this high with none higher. A great acquisition.

The gold standard in baseball and grading

14 of 25

Thank you for reading and have a blessed day.