Thursday, March 30, 2017
Card of the Day - 2016 Topps Chrome : Clayton Kershaw Base Sapphire Edition Parallel (#/250) BGS Graded Gem Mint 9.5
Wanted this but did not expect to snag it so soon and especially not in this spiffy BGS gem mint 9.5 case.
Topps Chrome came out with a special edition (Sapphire) at the end of the baseball year and only came in factory set form. There were only 250 sets produced and even though that number has been confirmed by Topps the actual cards are not numbered to reflect that print run. Tad irritating but it is what it is.
Per the norm I wanted my core 3 (Seager, Trout and Kershaw) from this set but knew that they would be a pain to acquire. Right out the gate the Seager card was going for 2 bennys which was and is still out of my range. The Trout I haven't seen pop up but a couple times but don't really remember the price and then you have Kershaw. It has constantly sold for anywhere between $10ish to a high of $25-30. Not crazy pricey but I wasn't in a hurry to pick it up. Of course that changed when this popped up one day a few minutes after it went live. This was the 1st one I have seen graded and with a BIN price lower than some of the raw sales I saw no need to put off acquiring this CK card.
Thank you for reading and have a blessed day.