Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Blog bat around, what would you buy with 1600 dollars on the 'Bay

For me, I would nail this with just two cards:

The first is a PSA 7 Wayne Gretzky Topps rookie which would be perfect for my 79/80 Topps Set that I am building. This card is on eBay, click card for link at a BIN price of just $399, a great deal if you ask me.



The second would be a PSA 3 Gordie Howe rookie which also would be perfect for my 51-52 Parkhurst set I am building. This card has a cool BIN price of 1200 dollars thus exhausting my 1600 dollars for the contest.

Thanks Casey for the contest and if you want to participate just go to this link:

7 comments:

  1. Couple of great choices there! I think a smaller number of high dollar cards would indeed be the way to go if you stumbled upon that kind of cash.

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    1. Thanks! If only I could make it come true :)

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  2. Well, you certainly can't go wrong with two rookies of two of the all-time greats.

    Would you rather have a lower grade OPC Gretzky rookie or a higher grade Topps one? Just curious.

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    1. Great question, I have thought about it a lot and I think it boils down to cash...

      If I had 600 bucks, I would totally go Topps because I think a Near-Mint Topps is far better to own than an EX OPC one. However, if I had 1200 bucks, you would then be looking at Near-Mint OPC and GEM Mint Topps and in that case, I would take the OPC.

      Condition is a big factor to me when spending that cash so I will likely go for the better card to a point, I don't need GEM mint, but an EX condition Gretzky would bother me especially after spending that much money.

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  3. Follow up question that is sort of related and unrelated at the same time:

    Would you want an OPC Gretzky rookie that has the (in)famous OPC rough cut?

    I sometimes feel like a vintage OPC isn't really a vintage OPC unless it has that rough cut edge somewhere.

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    1. Funny you would mention that, I am eventually doing a post on rough cuts...but I wouldn't be upset with a rough cut at all. Creases and corner dings are the two defects that would bother me the most.

      How about you? Topps vs OPC, condition?

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  4. thanks for share..

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