One of my collecting goals for 2013 is to add my first 1-of-1 card to my collection.
So, I decided to take a look on eBay the other day and look what I found!
Yep, a 2012 Bowman Sterling, 1/1, canary yellow, dual autograph card of the 2011 and 2012 Chicago Cubs first round draft picks: Javier Baez and Albert Almora!
What a sweet looking card. The only thing better would be if the autographs were on card, rather than on those obnoxious stickers.
The "buy it now" price of the card was a penny south of $900. No, I was not seriously going to pursue this card, but I do like to watch such cards to see if they sell and at what price. A guy can dream, right? A few days later, the seller took the auction down without completing a sale. Huh?
No matter. Here's what I have instead:
I was able to get a Javier Baez auto this past summer. He played for the Peoria Chiefs. (Now the Chiefs are a Cardinal affiliate. Yes, I'm still bitter.)
And here is my first eBay arrival of 2013. A 2012 Leaf Albert Almora autograph. I tried to take a picture with my camera, but the card is WAY too shiny. I had to swipe the eBay listing picture.
So, Baez and Almora autographs. Nice! No, they're not on the same card, it's not a sparkly canary yellow card, and no, it's not a 1/1. But, it cost me about 1/90th of the price. That's a "win" in my book.
Luckily, Thorzul contacted me the other day about a Soriano 1/1 card that's in his possession. I'm back on the Soriano bandwagon after his solid 2012 campaign and would love to add this printing plate to my collection. Hopefully, I come up with some Brewers goodies to pull off a trade!
What a great hobby.