Friday, June 10, 2016

Card of the Day - 2008 Topps Update : Clayton Kershaw Base Chrome Parallel BGS Graded Mint 9.0

As my pursuit of more Kershaw and Trout cards to acquire during the off season I tend to come across cards that were not on my initial list to pick up and as most things in life you just adjust and move forward and doing that landed me this beautiful "rookie" card of Kid K.

Clayton has cards dating back to 2006 but in 2008 Topps had their yearly update set and included Kershaw in it and with it also had a chrome parallel. While the base card can be had for a minimal amount the chrome is hard to come by and that is probably why it wasn't on my watch list as I didn't know about it. There are just so many cards in existence and you can't know them all. Well during a graded card search this came up and even though I was about to win another auction I backed away and put my efforts towards this one as I wanted it more. The card was on a traditional auction and it took to the very last second to declare a winner and thankfully it was me.

I excepted a lot of traffic and desire for this card and the auction having 14 separate bids proved my thinking was correct. I was bid 13 but it held up even when bid 14 came in at the very last second trying to swipe it from me.

While not a "strong" mint 9 it is still a mint 9

Thank you for reading and have a blessed day.


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