GOOOOOOODDD MORNING COFFEE CARD LOVING PEOPLE!!! Who out there is ready for a NEW Cards Over Coffee?? Yes, I see you giving me a thumbs up. If your cup is in front of you, I tip my cup to you and toast.
I will take a sip and we will get on with today's post.
It was over seven years ago when I made a purchase that I didn't realize would shock the hobby world now, I picked up three 1997 Precious Metal Gems for $1 each.
You read that right, $1 each.
The only thing today you can get for $1 that's decent is coffee from McDonalds and even that isn't spot on all of the time.
I had found a seller on eBay back then who was unloading a bunch of 90's rare inserts such as Cramers Choice Awards, Mirror Golds and Precious Metal Gems. The advantage for me was the fact I was able to bid on these cards with no competition, so they all ended at $1 with my one bid.
These were inserts and parallels I chased throughout my childhood but never had success in pulling them. So, I did what most unlucky collectors do, I found the cheapest version I could add of the cards.
Let's take a look at the three I purchased.
Bert Emanuel. There is some very minor chipping on the card, which is expected, but overall, this is still a sharp card.
Back of the card.
This card graded currently had sales of $202 and $400.
Up next, Nilo Silvan. Still a player I don't know.
Nilo may be the PMG I have in the best shape.
This one had an eBay sale back in March of $197.50 raw.
And finally, I pulled a lot of cards of this player but never a PMG.
Eric Moulds. Once again, not too much chipping or damage on the card.
The back is in pretty good shape as well. Don't mind the S in sharpie. That was written on the penny sleeve this is in. I couldn't put myself into taking them out of the penny sleeves and toploaders they were in.
This one had sales of $310 and $351 in March and May. The $310 was for a raw copy like mine.
It amazes me sometimes how much the hobby has changed since I got into it. I am glad I picked up the cards and completed the sets I wanted to while I could because there is no way I could afford to do that now. Which is why a lot of my fun projects I put on hold.
When it comes to the cards above, yes, I could make a spectacular profit from them, but I choose not to. These cards have more meaning to me than money ever will.
Comments and thoughts on my Precious Metal collection is welcomed below.
I need to finish my cup of coffee and get started on the day.
Coffee Card Blogger Out.