Monday, June 20, 2016

"Trade" with Instagram Friend Gavino aka gs_dodgercards_17 - 2013 Topps Tribute : Clayton Kershaw Base Autograph (59/99)

It has been nearly 2 years but I have finally acquired another Kershaw autograph from the 2013 Tribute release. As I am trying to achieve my goal of 100 Clayton autographs a byproduct of that pursuit now has me picking up cards of his in various colors. I have a blue parallel from this set and now I have the base version to call my own.

Gavino is a friend from Instagram that I have done business with before so I know he is trustworthy. Last week he reached out to me (others?) about unloading some cards and wanted to know if anything of his perked my interest. Knowing he had just posted about this card on his feed I promptly inquired about its availability and he quickly said it was available. After a little negotiation our "trade" was complete and he put the card in the mail and 2 days later it was in my hands.

Like all Kershaw autographs I hope to get it graded at least a mint 9 by BGS and I can't see that not happening for this one. Maybe a gem? Maybe. Till then thank you again to Gavino for making this card available to me and helping me on my quest to a 100 Kershaw autographs.


Thank you for reading and have a blessed day.



  1. Not bad at all! Believe it or not, I never picked up one of these. Hopefully you get a 9.5. From what I've seen, these grade pretty well, so I think you have a good shot at it.

    1. That is a surprise... These are pretty cheap considering other CK autos but they are also going up in price. I have one as gem mint and hopefully this joins it. TY