I was hoping to summarize a few care packages I received, but I'm running a little short on time and I desperately need to take a nap. Instead I'm going to share two mind blowing eBay sales that I've been tracking.
The first one involved a 1981 Granny Goose A's Dave Revering. I've written about this set a few times, but I'll go ahead and summarize my interest in this card. Back in 1981 Granny Goose put trading cards into their bags of potato chips... kinda like the Utz cards that are currently receiving a lot of interest.
There were 15 different cards to collect, but Granny Goose pulled the Revering from production after he was traded to the New York Yankees. They're pretty rare and don't pop up very often. Back in 2013, I picked up a copy for my set, but it's not exactly in the best condition. See for yourself:
Anyways... I've been looking for an upgrade ever since and a reasonably nice copy popped up last week. The opening bid was $20, which is pretty insane for an oddball issue of a guy most people have never heard of. That didn't scare me away though. I ended up going out to dinner last night and completely missed the end of the auction. I was a little bummed, but when I saw what the card sold for... I was blown away:
I'm happy to report that I had no plans on bidding more than $21 + $4 shipping, so it didn't matter that I missed out on bidding. It's just crazy that someone is willing to pay that much. I guess I'm not the only one looking for this card.
Here's another eBay listing that I had been following. This one is for a Tim Duncan autograph I pulled from a box twenty years ago:
1999-00 Topps Gallery Autographs #TD
I've had a couple of guys throwing ridiculous offers my way ever since I wrote about this card a while back. When I say "ridiculous", I'm not talking about low-balling. One guy offered me $500. Another made multiple offers... with his final one being four figures. I honestly figured they were joking around... and possibly trying to scam me.
Then last month, someone listed their copy on eBay as an auction. I watched it closely... but was once again blown away by what it sold for:
I'm not sure if the buyer ever paid for this card or if this was even a legit sale. But regardless... I was definitely blown away by what I saw.
Well my head feels like it's gonna explode. Time to go lay down for a quick nap. I hope all of you are enjoying your Saturday afternoons.
Happy Saturday and sayonara!