Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Card of the Day - 2014 Topps Five Star : Miguel Cabrera Base Autograph (1/50)

Other than Mike Trout there aren't any non Dodgers that I currently pursue multiple autograph cards for the collection but Miguel I think is going to be an exception albeit probably a minor one.

I already have 1 Cabrera autograph in my collection and funny enough it is also a Five Star card but it is the 2013 variety. I believed myself done with Cabrera autographs but the more and more I watch him and seeing the trajectory his career is going I thought I should pick up another one or two here or there. His card prices are a little on the high side which will be a deterrent to picking up many more copies but they don't touch Trout prices so that is a good thing.

There are not many on card choices and the ones that are out there are limited (like this one to 50) so they only pop up on eBay from time to time. This one showed up one day and was probably only the 5th or 6th one to make it to eBay at the time and I put it on my watch list just to see how high it would go. Final day arrived and to me it was still under valued so with literally a second left I put in a bid at exactly a dollar higher than the current high bid (more like a token bid) and was surprised to see that I won the card. Happy but shocked. Card arrived shortly and looks to be in pretty good condition. As you can see it is a redeemed card from Topps so I will leave it in its case as this card has joined the future BGS submission stack. My 2013 Five Star came back a 9 so here's hoping I can finally score that elusive gem mint 9.5 Cabrera autograph with this beauty.

Numero Uno

Thank you for reading and have a blessed day.



  1. I've never owned a Miggy in the Tigers uniform. Have had several Marlins versions over the years. Can't beat Five Star. Congrats on the new addition!

    1. I never even considered getting one with him in a Marlins until I picked up one in a Tigers uni so I guess I have another project to handle. Ha. Yes, Five Star is the best. I did enjoy Strata but with the grading issues I am solely back on Five Star. Thank you