Look what Beckett and BGS made me do! Went out and acquired one of their competitors graded cards because they low balled me on a different copy of this black parallel that I sent into them for grading. Of course now I will have to get this raw graded to see if it qualifies as a gem mint 9.5 in Beckett's eyes.
I had no intention of doing this project per as when I submitted the 3 black parallels of Seager from this set I thought only 1 would gem. Well when they came back 2 of the 3 gemmed with this HRD version the only 1 not to earn a 9.5. And the story of that is that the sub grades were 9.5, 9.5, 9.5 and a 3.5 for surface. WTH? Well now that I had 2 in gold banners I obviously wanted the other so it would be a complete 3 card set. Of course with only 65 copies of each black parallel they don't come up for sale very often.
I was going to try the raw route again and hope for the best with Beckett but one hadn't shown up in awhile and then this bad boy popped up. At the time it was the only one graded as a gem mint 10 by PSA and since I had the other card I knew I could sell that to help "pay" for this one. Tons of bids on this card and I barely won as someone tried to snipe me at the end of the auction but my bid held on by the narrowest of margins. Now to get this in a BGS case and then I will have all 4 (1 from series 1) possible black parallels of Corey Seager from his rookie year. Nice...
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