2001 UD Decade Game-Used Jersey #J-HA
On Monday, someone listed a 2001 UD Decade Hank Aaron jersey card on eBay for $20 or best offer (+ $2.67 shipping). Now most of you will recall from my Clemente post that I don't typically go out of my way to spend that kind of money on a game used memorabilia card, but I just can't get enough of this product.
So I decided to offer the guy $15 and he accepted. He promptly shipped the card and I received it on Thursday afternoon.
One major problem.
One major problem.
He shipped it in the dreaded plain white envelope and the card sustained a crease that runs across the jersey swatch.
Now I have nothing against people sending PWE's when it involves care packages, because it's the thought that counts. I don't even have a problem with an eBay vendor using a PWE if they offer free shipping and make it clear that they plan to use them in the item description.
However this vendor charged me $2.67 for shipping (even though he only paid 50¢) and makes no mention of a PWE.
Simply put... I was less than pleased.
The guy offered me a $5 refund. I considered returning the card for a full refund, but changed my mind and decided to keep it since it's a pretty rare card and my first Hank Aaron jersey card.
I made the executive decision to add this card to my hall of fame relic collection, instead of putting it into my Damaged Card PC binder. Maybe one day, I'll upgrade this copy. If and when I do, Hank will be a huge addition to that collection.
Until then, I'll leave you with two things: a classic YouTube song and your question of the day.
If you've ever had a bad eBay experience or you're a Beatles fan, I encourage you to watch 7's performance.
Do you have any PWE horror stories?
Happy Saturday and sayonara!
By the way Colbey Hopper over at Cardboard Connections is hosting an affordable group break that's guaranteed to include 20 hits (autographs or relics)!
For $18, you will receive two teams. You get to pick the first team and the second team will be randomized after the break has been filled. He'll be busting these two boxes: 2004 Topps Clubhouse Collection and 2002 Topps Gallery.
All cards will be shipped and the break will be posted live on Facebook on Saturday, March 31st, 2018 at 9pm Eastern. If you're interested, click here.