Friday, May 29, 2015

Which Card Would You Want In Your Collection aka Should I Swap Out One Of Mine For Another ???

Daily readers know that I have recently acquired a 2014 Bowman Chrome refractor autograph, which also has been graded gem mint, of Cubs star Kris Bryant. While nice and sparkly I question if I really need it in my collection or am I just in awe of the current performance of another young star or the constant love of a past Dodger great? I have decided to ask you which one you would want to have in your collection if you could only have one and only one?

First off here is the Bryant that I currently own :

A very nice card and numbered as well. He is only 23 and could have a great career and even if he doesn't achieve hall of fame statistics I am sure he will have a good career at worst. He is "already" 23 while this next player is "only" 22 and won't turn 23 till the end of the 2015 season.

Bryce has been in the league for a few years now but this is his first one that he is really starting to show off his potential and at 22 the sky is the limit. Is this year a flash in the pan or the start of something great? If neither of those are your cup of tea how about a Dodger legend?

Sandy F'ing Koufax. Nuff said.

All of these are great cards and while I would love to have them all I think one is manageable at this time. So I as you, which one would you pick to keep or acquire? Kris is hot right now in the card market and if he performs on the field his Bowman Chrome will be the card to have which I already do. Or do I go with Bryce who I already have an autograph of but would love to add another to the collection. And then finally do I get my 2nd Koufax autograph?

So in final, I have a Koufax, I have a Bryce so the acquisition of either would mean I have two and none of Kris which I only have the one at this time? Sell high? Stay in a holding pattern and just figure another way to get my grubby little hands on the other two beauties? One last note, acquiring either Bryce or Harper with the sale of Kris would net me some extra dinero for another card as well.

What...would... you... do?

Thank you for reading and have a blessed day.



  1. I am slowly becoming biased. I am possibly considering only collecting Dodger cards. However, that may take me some time. So, you know my vote.

    1. I thought of only doing Dodger cards/autograph but there are too many good/great players past and present that never put on the Dodger uniform that cant be ignored. Trout/Cabrera/Griffey/Rose etc.
      Maybe Ill change my mind someday but not today
      = )

  2. Oooh, Im jealous you are even in this "dilemma". As much as I enjoy Kris Bryant, I think his cards are priced absurdly high right now. I feel that you would be able to grab a similar card to the one you have in a few years for much cheaper. Sell the Bryant.

    You know I am a big fan of the other two gentlemen, but I have to go with Koufax. Owning a Koufax auto is my ultimate collection goal, so I am definitely #TeamKoufax here. Especially since Koufax only has a limited amount of autos out there, and honestly, doesn't have a whole lot of time left to get more out there if you catch my drift.

    Koufax, Harper, Bryant.

    1. Also, that Harper auto also seems short. I'd hold out for an auto with his full name.

    2. Its short I assume due it being A/G and also he rarely does full on anything anymore. I am not the biggest stickler on that but I see your point.

  3. Decision made in a nanosecond...KOUFAX...AINEC

  4. #FirstWorldProblems... ;)

    Personally I'd just keep Bryant so you have one of Harper and one of Koufax and one of Bryant.

    I did a quick search on your blog and found that your other Harper is the 2011 Bowman Chrome auto, which is pretty much the only Harper that matters, any other Harper auto is going to be obsolete (at least by comparison).
    As for your Koufax, depends on just how badly you want that Finest Greats auto. From what I've heard it's a beauty in person (I'm not rich so I wouldn't know). I will say this though, selling high on a prospect and buying a Hall Of Famer who's very important to his organization isn't the worst move in the world.

    1. #hahanoshit...

      I also thought of just have one of each but the chance at one of the other two and selling high on a "prospect" is the only reason I am debating on it. And how I acquired the Bryant if you watched the journey to it you probably would think it really is a no brainer on what to do.

      I agree that the Harper I own already is the one to have (though I would love the refractor but that isnt going to happen) but I do love me some A/G. Selling the Bryant would get me the Koufax AND still have some left over to play with in other areas which is another reason why I would consider either Harper or Koufax. BTW, acquiring the Harper would net me even more play money but in the end I think its going to be Bryant or Koufax.
      Thank you for your input