Sunday, October 16, 2016

Card of the Day - 2010 Topps Heritage : Clayton Kershaw Base Chrome Black Refractor Parallel (48/61) PSA Graded Mint 9


How I dislike PSA graded cards but with me needing this "rare" Kershaw trumps my issue with the PSA company as I will be cracking this out anyways and submitting it to BGS for their grading treatment.

I have been on the look out for the remaining 3 black chromes of Kershaw from the Heritage brand for quite some time so when 1 does pop up I am watching it like a hawk. It has been months since 1 of the 3 showed up on the bay until this one came onto the scene. With a print run of only 61 this happens to be only the 2nd one I have ever seen. The other one was lost due to a crazy selling price. While this one is "only" mint I knew I had to have it as I did not know when I would see one at a reasonable price.


I know that centering is the main "issue" with this card as you can see from left to right it's off centered. I will not be doing a raw review but instead I will crack it out of this case and submit in raw condition to BGS in the hopes that it will earn a 9. While I would love another gem mint instead I know that is not feasible. If I am really lucky though maybe if centering can hold to a 9 and if there is another 9 sub grade I can try for a bump somewhere down the road. You never know.

Considering this was being sold by one of the auction houses on eBay I expected I would be bid up as that is their m.o. as are other sellers that sell thousands of cards. In the end even if I was indeed bid up I felt that the final price was reasonable and now I own 4 of the 7 Kershaws.


Forty-Eight
of
Sixty-One

Thank you for reading and have a blessed day

-Penguin

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