Monday, February 21, 2011

Recent ebay win



I recently won this wonderful Bob Gibson autograph (not this exact one but I'm too lazy to scan mine). I've always wanted a nice hard signed Gibson and I think this one is rather nice looking. I paid about $50 for it which is very close to the "book value", I could have had two sticker autographs of Bob's for that price but I'm not a huge fan of sticker-graphs. It's sad that it's so hard to find hard signed autographs anymore, it seems like 90% of autographs made after 2002 are sticker-graphs. Bob has a lot of hard signed cards on ebay, but most are pre-2002 like "Greats of the Game", "Century Legends" or "Team Topps" and the like. Most of his newer auto's come from Triple Threads, Sterling and other foilboard garbage. I don't know about you but I would rather have the autograph above rather than this:


1 of 1 or not this card sucks, Triple Threads is the ugliest set every year. I mean look at that and it's not even as bad as the foilboard base version. Sometimes less is more.

6 comments:

  1. Thanks and thanks for reading.

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  2. couldn't agree more, I'll take heritage over triple threads every day of the week and twice on sunday

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  3. @Nathan - The only card I ever had from Triple Threads was a Campanella/Robinson/Reese triple jersey that spelled out "Trolley Dodgers". It was on a brown/sepia foilboard stock and didn't look awful. I ended up selling it but it was a nice one. Thanks for reading.

    @Derek - Thanks Derek and thanks for reading

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  4. Love the Gibson on card auto you bought, I have a Musial from the same set (actually pulled it from a box). Congrats on the great pickup!

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