Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Card of the Day - 2015 Topps Strata : Clayton Kershaw Clearly Authentic Autograph w/Relic Black Parallel (#/50)
Look at me now... at one time I decided I would never acquire any cards from the Strata brand and now I have gone and picked up 2 in the matter of weeks but unlike the first one which was an insert in Topps flagship release this one is from its own brand which debut in December of 2015.
The difference between this one and the insert version is that the relics that are included in the Strata release have MLB's sticker to authentic said relic AND what game it actually came from. That is big news in the hobby world as collectors have been asking for that for a long while. The only "bad" thing about this Kershaw card though is that it is a redemption card so I must sit around and wait for Mr. Kershaw to sign this card which could be today or months from now.
I picked this up on the bay where the seller had it listed on a BIN auction with a best offer option days after the card's release. With no real market to gauge from on what the cost should be I sent over a very low offer and I am guessing he had the same mentality market wise and instead of rejecting or negotiating a different price he just ended up accepting my offer. Nice...
Another Clayton autograph for the collection and on my way to 100.
Thank you for reading and have a blessed day.