I'm not the player collector type for the most part, but despite that I have amassed a decent collection of Wayne Gretzky cards over the years. I don't have any autographs or anything truly fancy, just a bunch of cards in the $5-or-less range for the most part. The one notable card I do own would be his Topps rookie, which is one of the cornerstones of my hockey card collection, period.
Recently though, I was able to land what is undoubtedly my rarest Gretzky card to date. Behold!
I've mostly stuck with Topps baseball when it comes to buybacks, but this card of The Great One proved too tempting to resist. I watched it listed at $30 for a couple of weeks, too rich for my blood. When it didn't sell the owner listed it again at $25, and again it went untouched. A third attempt saw the card listed at $20, honestly a very fair price given what I've seen these go for (and the fact that this is the greatest hockey player of all-time we're talking about here). The seller must have been pretty frustrated at this point, because the next day it went up for the paltry sum of $12.50. I couldn't purchase it fast enough!
While it might not be an appealing card to some, I'd have to say this was one of my most satisfying pick-ups of 2016!
Vintage Fridays: Bill Wight, 1956 Topps #286 - This is another of the 1950s cards that I picked up from COMC's Amazon store last week. I keep chipping away at the 1956 set, picking up lesser names and ...