Friday, April 24, 2015
Card of the Day - 2015 Topps Museum : Clayton Kershaw Archival Autograph (29/99)
Though is not my first acquisition from the newly released Topps Museum issue it is the first one that gets its own post and that is due to yesterdays terrible BGS return on an Allen and Ginter mini frame autograph of Mr. Kershaw. If you missed it you can read it HERE
As stated in that post I was highly disappointed in its return grade and decided right then and there to crack it open and sell it raw as I would get more in the transaction than I would if I sold it in the BGS case. With those funds in hand and knowing what I had to work with I went about in search of another Kershaw autograph. If I am going to sell one I am going to get one to replace it. No subtracting here.
As I've stated in previous Kershaw autograph posts I will be searching each card year (2013, 2014, 2015 etc.) for a Kershaw autograph released in that year. I want/need one represented for each year he has had one released and now that we are in 2015 I have renewed my search for this year's card and unlike the previous two years I have already landed one early in the year.
I first had my eye on a 2015 Strata but that got very pricey very fast so when I saw the checklist for Museum and saw that he was represented in it I knew this was another chance to get my 2015 copy. Only 99 copies of this card exist and when I acquired it the Museum issue had only been on the market for a week or so. Two other copies had sold near the $100 mark which was too much for me. This one though happened to have it's auction end at 5 in the morning Pacific time which meant I was asleep. I have scored many of deals with these odd ending time auctions and I can now add another to the list as I came out the winner for a "mere" $66. Of course with the Allen Ginter sale it meant I paid ZIP for this blue beauty. Now I will try my luck once again as this has been ear marked for BGS.
Prices haven't been released by Beckett yet but I think it will be safe to say that this card will "book" for at least $100 if not $125-$150 which makes this another steal for me.
Edit : Prices have just been released and this has a book of $120. Score !!!
Thank you for reading and have a blessed day.