Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Card of the Day - 2014 Topps Finest : Sandy Koufax Greats Autograph Black Refractor Parallel (72/99) BGS Graded Gem Mint 9.5

A few weeks back I did a post asking you the reader which card would you rather have in your collection. You can read about it HERE in case you missed it.

As stated I have/had a BGS gem mint card of Cubs prospect Kris Bryant. It was my only autograph of the young player but I was not emotionally attached to it as he is not a Dodger and I also think his market is over inflated right now. Don't get me wrong, I think he will have a very good career but not one that warrants current card prices. I want(ed) an autograph of his in my collection but I decided that I would sell that card and pick up another one of his in the off season when the prices come down a tad. If I was to sell it though I had to get a great replacement and I basically had two options. A BGS gem mint Bryce Harper Allen Ginter autograph or this BGS gem mint Sandy Koufax autograph.

I was already leaning towards the Koufax card before I asked everyone which way they would go if they were in my situation but I was still a tad conflicted as I still wanted to add another Bryce autograph to my collection. So do I go with a Dodger Hall of Fame member or do I go with an up and coming star? The overwhelming response was to go with Koufax with no one really on the Bryce side. So with that I went from 1 Bryant, 1 Koufax and 1 Harper autograph in my collection to zero Bryants, still 1 Harper but now 2 BGS gem mint Koufaxs to call my own.

I think I made the right decision and this card does look even better in person than it did on the computer screen. I want to thank everyone that gave me their opinion as I value it whether I agree with it or not.

Of course if you have read this blog long enough you know I always attempt to get the most bang for my buck. Just because I got one great card doesn't mean I couldn't get more right? More on that tomorrow.

Golden arm with a golden banner

72 of 99

Thank you for reading and have a blessed day.



  1. you can never go wrong with Mr. Koufax

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    1. Yes it is....
      Now if I can get that elusive IP next year in AZ I can be like you

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    1. It is nice...my 2nd Koufax when I thought I was done after one.
      = )

  4. Topps Finest Greats cards look amazing, especially when the name on the card is Koufax. Awesome card!

    1. They do look great with the black in my opinion the best looking ones. Thank you sir

  5. Fantastic card. I'm glad you went this direction!

    1. TY
      So am I.
      Still on the look out for a Harper but the time was right for a Koufax