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.