Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Okay, So I Was Wrong About The "No Gimmick" Thing...

Only after I finish my post on 2008 Topps U & H showing up on the Bay do I read UD shill...ahem...the guy at Stale Gum talking about possibly ending his boycott of Topps products as long as there were, and I'm indirectly quoting him here, "no cards of furry creatures, contrived errors, or cards of fictional teenage prospects."

Guess what he found...


The same eBay case ripper pulled both of these lovely cards out of his boxes. In both auction descriptions, he writes,

"...possible only card produced, maybe only One Exists?"

Yeah right. These are 1 of 1's and you, buddy, are the only person on the planet who pulled BOTH OF THEM!!! And to boot, he has BIN's on both of them. Get this. The Bruce has a Buy It Now price of $1,500, and the Fukudome has a BIN of $2,500. Both have opening bids of $0.99, and as of 1:27 AM CST, the same guy is bidding on both. But there are reserves in place on both, so the BIN's are still active. This is too funny.

If these was an unannounced variation card (like the Jacoby Ellsbury card) or a completely separate card with the same design (ie. Poley Walnuts), then I'd think yeah, I'd go for it. But these are blatant error cards, like the Joba Chamberlain cards of last year (reverse negative, Houston Astros), I'm not going to lose sleep if I don't get them.

To my friend and eBay rival Craig from Texas, they're all yours!!!


JayBee Anama


Anonymous said...

Interesting how it just happens to be two of the bigger name rookie cards that are errors. Look out for a Longoria! :)

Anonymous said...

Too funny JayBee!! The only variation cards I would be after are cards numbered as part of the set. This is why I was so crazy about the #661 Johan Santana card and the 2006 Topps #297 Alex Gordon card.

Craig in Texas