As a Dodger fan I feel a little dirty that I acquired this card. Worse yet I actually have been pursuing a Buster autograph for a couple years now but him being a very good player for a ... gulp... 3x World Series champion trumps any orange hatred here. To be honest there were only 2 Giant players that I wanted in my collection and both are now in hand (more on the other player in a future post) so I won't have that guilty feeling while I hit the search button on eBay anymore.
It's kind of appropriate that this card is the orange parallel for the base autograph. It just happened that way as all I wanted was a good Posey card. This was on a buy it now auction but it sat on my watch list for weeks as I wanted two things to happen which took time. One, I was selling off some other lesser cards which meant I had to nickel and dime my way up to cover this card's cost and two I wanted eBay to run a ebucks promotion so I could earn a little extra for this quarter. Money was in hand after a few weeks worth of auctions but I waited a few extra days till I received an email stating that it was running an ebucks promotion that earned me an extra $12 for a future acquisition. Went to the auction and saw that it was now on 12 other watch lists. Post haste I clicked the buy it now button and locked in my Buster card and had it in hand a week or so later.
A great looking card and before the pursuit started I wanted one that looked like it might grade out to a BGS 9.5 and with it now physically in front of me I give it a 50/50 shot of receiving that grade. Everything looks good except one corner has slight fraying which can be seen under a loop. If that can hold at a 9 then it might have a chance at an overall 9.5 but if not I am sure it will earn a mint 9. Beckett is in town in a few days so I shall found out then with a raw grade review.
Thanks for reading and have a blessed day.