Wednesday, May 18, 2016

BGS Submission Result Number TWENTY - 2014 Topps Chrome : Clayton Kershaw Base Black Refractor Parallel (50/100) Now BGS Graded Gem Mint 9.5

2014 Topps Chrome Clayton Kershaw Black Refractor (50/100)

And now the final Topps black chrome of the batch and of course it is of Kid K aka Clayton Kershaw.

Just like the 2013 version I think and hope this 2014 one comes back with a spiffy gold label affixed to the case. The reason this one gets a better place in line is that unlike the 2013 one I do no see a centering issue here. Someday I would love to have a black parallel to have a black label (four 10 sub grades) maybe this could be the one?

My delusion of this possibly earning a black label was dashed pretty quickly when I saw the report that it came back as "just" a plain gem mint. With that I still await the day that I have a black parallel card with a black label.

Not only did this not come back as a 10 it barely made it as a gem mint 9.5 but barely is still good enough for me as at the end of the day all I care about is the 9.5 attached to any card I submit no matter how unrealistic that is. Another gem for a gem of a pitcher.

Thank you for reading and have a blessed day,



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    1. BTW did you "win" that archives Kershaw auto last night (the one with seams of a ball on the side)? I put in an offer in before I went to bed and it was countered but someone snagged it. Hoping it was you if it cant be mine