Sunday, November 6, 2016

Signature Sundays - Reggie Jackson & a Bonus Card

Meant to post this one last Sunday, as it was still October, plus the World Series was ongoing. The flu got the best of me though and I was offline for a couple days. Oh well, better late than never...

I've been enamored with the 1995 Upper Deck baseball and hockey releases since I first laid eyes on them as a 12-year-old.  I only became aware of the autographed cards a few years ago as an adult, though.  While they're impressive cards, featuring on-card signatures from some of the biggest names in the game, I never bothered to seek them out, assuming they were outside the price range of what I'd be willing to pay.

That all changed a few weeks ago when I was browsing around eBay late one night.  One of those occasions where I just searched the sports card category for "autograph" to see what happened to be ending in the next few minutes.  There was Reggie, sitting atop the search results with a starting price of $19.99 and no bids.  I tossed a $20 bid in, fully expected to be out-sniped at the last second, but it stuck and I can now add Jackson's name to my autograph collection.

So there you have it, a Mr. October autograph in...well, November.  Stupid flu.

Even came with the nice Certificate of Authenticity from Upper Deck.  I guess this would be useful if I ever re-sold it, though I don't plan to.  I haven't bothered researching to see whether I paid too much for this, or got a bargain.  The way I see it this set me back exactly what a blaster would have from my local big box retail store, and at that price I'll gladly take this card any day.

The seller offered a deal where there was no additional shipping charge for a second card.  I decided on this '52 Topps Monte Kennedy because it was very reasonably priced, and because I love extinct (or migrated, in this case) franchises like the New York Giants.

Problem is, I've already got one.  Any of my trading partners interested in this?

6 comments:

shlabotnikreport said...

I would like the '52 Kennedy, but I will gladly yield to anybody who has a better reason for wanting the card other than "I'm mildly embarrassed that I have only one card from 1952 Topps, so I would like to add more".

shoeboxlegends said...

You got it Joe, I'll set it aside for your next PWE (which might actually end up being a small padded envelope since the '52 is a bit large for my standard PWE method).

Commishbob said...

Looks to me like you got a very nice deal on that Jackson.

Snorting Bull said...

I bought one of those Jackson's long ago. Love the old Upper Deck autographs, great find.

Mark Hoyle said...

Couple of cool cards Shane. Love the Reggie

Matthew Scott said...

Congrats on the Reggie. That is a beauty.

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