Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Card of the Day - 2012 Bowman Chrome : Corey Seager 8x10 Topps.com Exclusive Base Autograph Purple Refractor Parallel (10/10)

An itch and a glitch lands me this very big card of the Dodgers budding star at shortstop aka Corey Seager.

I had a couple of Corey cards that I had decided I no longer wanted but I didn't want to lower my Seager collection count so the intention was to always buy another autograph of the young man. I looked on eBay to see what might be enticing but nothing stroked my interest. A friend of mine from Instagram who is a big Corey fan had informed me of these big 8x10's of Corey (other players as well) as he had purchased one for himself. I went to the Topps site to see what they might have that I would like. All of the cards are 2012 Bowman Chrome designed and have colored parallels just like their regular sized brethren. My friend bought the base but I wanted a colored parallel. My favorite color, blue, had already sold out and that card's print run was 99. The other colors were too high priced but this purple one with its print run of just 10 caught my eye and I decided if I was going to pick one up this would be the color I would acquire. So I decide to just check in daily to see if the price would go down as what they were asking for was too steep for me to cover from the sales of the others cards. Then one morning the price moved and did it ever.


I checked in a few days later and saw that the price literally went down 50%!!! There was no announcement of a sale and I couldn't pass it up and with that I sent over the funds from my eBay sales of the other Corey cards and purchased this purple beauty. I decided to check in all day with Topps and the price of all the Corey cards kept going up and down. The following day they finally reset back to their original price. There was obviously a glitch in the system because there is no way that they would have fluctuated that many times in a day. Topps computer problem was my gain and man is this thing massive in my hands. I checked with Beckett and they actually grade items this big so you know where this is going. Obviously I would love a gem mint return (I think there is more of a chance than not that it does) but the main thing is to have this in a case for safety and storage purposes.

Matched up with a regular sized card for scale purposes

Thank you for reading and have a blessed day.



  1. Is it actually auto'd? Pretty cool regardless.

    1. Yes sir. Just like the the normal sized cards. Someone had already bought the superfractor and all the blues were bought as well. Dont like green but this purple looks good.

    2. Wow, thanks for pointing that out. I'm getting one as we speak! I definitely intend to get it graded by BGS.

    3. May the one you get comes in great condition. 👍

    4. Let's hope so! I REALLY wanted the red, but not for that crazy price!

    5. I wanted the blue actually but since it was sold I was passing on this card but when the glitch happened I was all over this purple copy

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    1. TY sir... you need to get a copy for yourself
      = )