Monday, December 7, 2015

BGS Submission Result Number TWENTY-ONE - 2015 Topps : Mike Trout Series 2 Base Framed Parallel (11/20) Now Graded Gem Mint 9.5

2015 Topps Series 1 Mike Trout Framed /20

Same as the Puig before this one. I believe all of these framed (metal) cards from Topps should come back from BGS with 9.5's but I have seen (not my cards) that is not the case always. Edges and corners are metal and are "sharp" and clean with the surfaced cleaned up with a tissue. I hope to par this with my other gem mint Trout from Series 1.

A new week and a new gem mint Trout for my collection. Can't beat that for a Monday can you?

Unlike Kershaw and his 4 separate cards I had to chase for, Trout only had 2 and I was already lucky enough to have the Series 1 card come back as a 9.5 from BGS so I needed this Series 2 to also comeback as a 9.5 so they would look nice sitting together. Just as expected the corners and edges both received high marks of 10's but centering for some reason took a hit and came in with a 9 but thankfully surfaces held its own with a 9.5 so the overall grade was indeed a gem mint 9.5.

While I don't/didn't expect this being graded to raise it's value that much I took a look at completed sales of the same card on eBay and surprisingly they are near or a tad over triple digits. Maybe this is more valuable now than I thought but I have zero plans to move it so at this moment that thinking is mute.

Strong gem mint

Thank you for reading and have a blessed day.



  1. The silver frames have really dried up on eBay. I haven't seen any Pirates for quite some time now. Congrats on the good grade for the Trout.

    1. I noticed that but somewhat expected with only a 20 print run. Who are you looking for in Pirates and Ill keep an eye our here for you

    2. Neil Walker was the one I've came closest to winning. I have a few of the more obscure Pirates. The Cutch has popped up a few times, but I'm not willing to spend what his stuff demands.