Sunday, August 30, 2015
Card of the Day - 2015 Topps : Jorge Soler Strata Autograph (4/25)
Another token (throw away bid) has netted me an autograph that wasn't a priority but I will gladly take it when it seems like everyone else was asleep at the wheel.
Other than the Dodgers, the Cubs have the best higher tier prospects in their farm system and while Bryant leads the pack he isn't the only one with great promise. Jorge here is one of the many that has already spent time with the big league team and he was on my autograph list to pick up at some point. Didn't think it would so soon but when a great deal presents itself you can't turn it away.
These Strata cards are 1 of 3 (Five Star and Bowman Chrome being the others) that I look for when it comes to autographs. They are gorgeous and thick and with a low print run can cost a pretty penny. This one did not though. When this auction ended it was 1 of 3 separate Soler Stratas ending within a few hours of each other and that probably helped my case. I put in a bid of $1 more than the current high bid with the expectation all it would do is raise the winning total to someone else. Nope, I ended up with the card at a "bargain" price and couldn't be happier. Another Cub prospect autograph off my checklist.
Not sure this can be slabbed by Beckett but I might try when they roll back in town.
Thank you for reading and have a blessed day.