Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Card of the Day - 2016 Topps Transcendent : Vin Scully Gold Framed Autograph (22/52) BGS Graded Gem Mint 9.5


There are a few friends out there *cough* Greg *cough* (lol) that believed I was crazy when I sold off my other Vin Scully autograph but when it came back from Beckett with an 8 slapped on it I just couldn't keep it as it would have bothered me knowing that it was in my collection with that poor grade. I sold the card and made my money back on it but I knew at some point I would reacquire Mr. Scully's auto at some point and now was the time and of course I made SURE it would be a gem mint copy this time around.

With not that many Scully autographs in general I knew that it would take some time to find one that would be in certified gem mint condition from BGS. This one popped up on the bay with a price that was too much for me as I wanted to use funds that I had accumulated over time. I decided to bide my time and also revisit this one when eBay ran another one of their eBucks promotions. They finally did so I reached out to the seller of this card who is based in Asia and wanted to see if there was any wiggle room to work with that would be beneficial to both of us. We finally agreed to a price and with not too much out of pocket I finally own a Vin Scully autograph that is good enough to have in my collection.


Normally I prefer silver or gold framed autographs but this gold one really goes well with the gold banner it earned from Beckett. So the gold standard in broadcasting is framed in beautiful gold with a banner of gold above him. I think this is perfect and happy to call it mine.


Twenty-Two
of
Fifty-Two


Thank you for reading and have a blessed day.

-Penguin

8 comments:

  1. Congrats, it's a beauty! My blog has been completely destroyed due to photobuckets greed re: third party hosting. All my pics were coompletely wiped out! :-(

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    1. That sucks. I have really cut back on collecting and moved on from most cards. That said I am keeping this beauty.

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    2. Ah bummer, but I guess this hobby tends to eat up a lot of funds, so it's difficult to constantly collect. If you ever want to sell the red and canary Seager cards, please let me know :-)

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    3. I kept around aka high value and limited and of course those 2 i have kept but if i ever do move them i will reach out. Still havr my eye on about 15 i want to acquire so i am not "out". Haha

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    4. Oh, haha okay good, it sounded like you were inching towards being done with the hobby. Some of my friends that used to collect only Dodgers cards gave it up last year, and it was a huge bummer for me since part of the fun for me is talking cards with people. Happy you're still collecting!

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    5. Yeah.. Im still around but just going for high end and very limited stuff. Only exception is Heritage autos of Kershaw, Seager and Trou. Still want those and those are crazy expensive.

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