But there's a first for everything. Last month, I watched a video on YouTube which motivated me to go out and pick up this Barry Bonds superfractor:
2005 Topps Chrome Update
Doesn't it look pretty? It's the first time I've ever actually held a superfractor. One problem. It's not your stereotypical pack-pulled superfractor with a 1/1 serial number stamped on it. This isn't even a one-of-a-kind card.
Topps printed the word "superfractor" on the back of the card:
But they made at least four copies of this card. One of them is the one you see in this post. The other belongs to the YouTuber in the video. The third one belongs to another Bonds collector who told the YouTuber about these cards. And there was one more on the Bonds website where I purchased this card, which has since sold.
The question is how many copies of each superfractor are actually printed? And how did these make their way into our hobby? Unless there's a Topps executive out there with inside information who actually reads this blog, I'm sure we'll never know the answers to these questions.
The bottom line is I forked over $149 (+ $9.02 shipping) to get my hands on one of these signed cards. This is hands down the most expensive Bonds autograph I've purchased. I don't anticipate spending this much for his signature ever again. But don't get the wrong idea. This is not a buyer's remorse situation. It may not be a one-of-a-kind collectible, but it's still a nice addition to my Barry Bonds PC.
Plus it came with this fancy COA from Barry Bonds... so you know it's cool.
Okay... here's your question of the day:
Do you own a superfractor?
What are you thoughts on backdoor cardboard?
I look forward to reading and responding to your comments. Happy Tuesday and sayonara!