I had it.
Then I didn't
I had it again.
Then I didn't once more.
Now I have it for the last time and I am finally happy with what I have in hand.
I have had a copy of this black parallel of Corey from this year's Topps release a couple times before. I originally picked it up on an auction where the seller didn't know what he really had but once in hand I was not happy with it's condition so I ended up selling it for 5x what I spent for it. A little later I picked up another copy but wasn't happy with that so off that one went as well. Now my patience has been rewarded as I finally picked up one that I am very happy with.
The previous 2 cards had corner issues that I expected Beckett to dock big time if I submitted it to them for grading so instead of wasting time doing that I sold them off. Well this card has the same corner issue as it received a 9 from BGS but everything else checks in quite nicely and I knew I had to make a play for it before the season started (picked this up about a week prior to opening day). Seller was a bit stubborn on price as he didn't really want to come off his asking price but I was able to wiggle him down a bit and since I still had the funds set aside from the previous sales this was no cost to me. Boom. Finally got my black parallel of Seager. While not really a rookie card in my eyes it is a limited black parallel from his rookie season. Now if it can go up in value like Trout's black parallel from the 2011 Topps Update set I would crap my pants. = )
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