Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Card of the Day - 2013 Bowman Chrome : Corey Seager Base Magenta Refractor Parallel (5/35) BGS Graded Gem Mint 9.5

... and the upgrades begin.

With the Seager rainbow project for the 2013 Bowman Chrome base set officially complete I am now going back and hoping to get all the cards that weren't encased in a BGS gem mint 9.5 holder into one. Out of all the colors this was the biggest one to pick up as the print run is a scant 35 and you just don't see these come up for sale on the bay. Luckily I was armed with funds so cost would be a minimum.

I already have this card in a BGS 9.0 form so obviously I didn't need 2 of this "pink" parallels and with all Seager cards hot in the market right now I just had to figure out how to close the price gap from what the seller of this card wanted and what I could get for my 9 on eBay. Seller had a very high asking price but also had a BIN option so we went back and forth for a couple days as he stated he didn't want to sell it too low. He knew this was a jersey numbered card as well but when he countered my offer at only $25 over the price that this card has sold for raw I promptly accepted it. Now I had to get rid of my card which I did which covered most of the cost of this one.

A week later this beautiful card came in and I have officially made my 1st upgrade in my rainbow of Corey. I hope to someday have all the parallels in a gold banner case but thankfully with this acquisition all the low numbered colors are already in said cases. A handful more to go but I believe it is much more manageable since I have this one now.

His Jersey number !!!

Thank you for reading and have a blessed day.



  1. This is your best project for sure! I'm glad you had a chance to upgrade to a 9.5, especially because you have the red and canary 9.5's. Everything else from this point on is an easy upgrade.

    1. Agreed on all fronts. If I would ever be able to land the super that would be awesome but I know that is a pipe dream. The only numbered one left is the purple and other than that there are 3 unnumbered ones which I assume Ill get at some point. Maybe the MLB Fanfest will net me 1 or 2.