Friday, November 6, 2009

Amazing One Card (x4) Collection

Amazing. Ran across this video on youtube and was simply amazed. This is one of the most sought after cards in the hobby, and this one collector has four of them! These four cards blow away my entire 100,000+ card collection, well at least monetarily considering an average PSA 6 goes for over $27,000! Even a PSA 1 Lajoie has an estimated value of $4000. But I bet he does not have the vast variety of KC Royals cards that I keep in the "not available for trade or sale" part of my collection. The card in question is the 1933 Goudey #106 Napolean Lajoie card. The card was not included in the regular set for some reason, but if collectors wrote a letter to Goudey requesting the card, Goudey would send the card out to the collector. Throw in the fact than Mr. Lajoie is a hall of famer and you have the makings of what most people consider to be one of the three most coveted baseball cards produced. Awesome.

Monday, November 2, 2009

$100 Per Pack?

As I was sitting at a table at a local card show that I was splitting with a friend, I was talked into buying a box of Topps Triple Threads. Boxes of Triple Threads at the shop are $190 and each box contains two packs of cards. That's right, two packs for $190! We split it three ways so I actually put $63 or so into the packs. Up until that point in my life, I had never paid more than $3.50 or so for a pack of modern cards. Opening the packs certainly was exciting, much like doubling down on 11 against a dealers 8 in Vegas and waiting to see what card you get. I probably won't be buying anymore Triple Threads anytime soon, but it was fun. Here are the highlights from the two packs.

2009 Topps Triple Threads Geovanny Soto Auto
2009 Topps Triple Threads George Sisler Game Used Bat