Friday, January 16, 2015

It's a Keeper.... I Think

In my last post, I alluded that I would be receiving a card that will likely be the most valuable in my collection.  It finally arrived today and here it is:

Before you start thinking I've gotten rich or something, I can assure you nothing is further from the truth.  In a moment of weakness, I decided to buy one slot (out of 263 total) in a group break over at Net54baseball.  For the cost of a bit over $30 dollars, I got a chance to get a card from a number of pre-war sets (1933, 1934, 1938 Goudey and 1939, 1940 Play Ball.)  I figured I would just get a common card from one of those sets, but the chance at some nicer cards was enough to get me to enter.  The actual break was live streamed on a Sunday night. Alas, I had business in Shreveport starting Monday, so I left home midday on Sunday on my drive to Shreveport so that I got there in time to view the break.  I got in with a enough time to grab some takeout chow and catch the show.

I had a great time watching and was tickled to death when I drew one of the big ticket cards in the break.  Now I just need to decide what to do.  I love this card, but it isn't in my collecting wheelhouse. Right now, in the afterglow of actually getting this, I am leaning towards keeping it. But, PSA 4 versions of this card sell for up to $300. So, I am also considering selling it to finance buying some of the bigger ticket cards in 1956 Topps that I still need (like Koufax or Mantle.)  But, that decision will wait for another day.