Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Card of the Day - 2015 Allen and Ginter : Clayton Kershaw Base Mini Parallel EXT (Rip Card Exclusive) Variant
Our/my friends across the big pond have helped out me out once again in acquiring a hard card to get your hands on at a cost way below book which happens to be a high of $80 and a low of $30.
There are mini parallels in the Ginter brand that are more common and then there are limited/numbered ones on top of those but this one can only be found in rip cards. For those that don't know what those are they are cards that have another card (mini) in them and to get to those you have to rip the card open to see what you have. To rip or not to rip is the question that faces collectors every year as while you hope to score an autograph you could end up with a card like this which while very nice is not as nice as a limited autograph. Some people decide not to rip and just keep the card as is as it can hold more value depending who is featured on it. That is why these book so high as not all will hit the aftermarket but people like me that collect a certain player are always on the look out for them. Well I found my 2015 Kershaw not in the United States but in South Korea.
At the time of "purchase" of this card there had been a few to hit the bay and sold for more than I wanted to fork over aka $30+ with one even hitting $58. Yikes. Well Americans always seem to steer clear of Asia sellers to a point as I always seem to get cards on deals from our Pacific friends. This one was no different as at the end of the day I won it with minimal effort for the grand total of $16 with none of it coming out of pocket. Thank you comic book sales. In hand it looks gem mint and I will be submitting to BGS to see if it is indeed.
Thank you for reading and have a blessed day.