We all have periods in our life we wish we could erase. Around 2004 I bought my first graded card on ebay and it was all downhill. The first wasn’t all that bad. It was Jeter Topps RC BGS 8.5. I only paid a few bucks, no big deal. Then I bought this.
At the time it wasn’t so bad. Daunte was in the midst of his monster ’04 season, the card seemed like a good buy. Then ’05 hit, and so did the remorse. I keep it as a reminder for future generations. This card also marked the first in a series of cursed purchases.
Around the same time I picked up this guy.
Looking at his numbers in ’04 he seemed a lock to reach 500 HRs, sending a PSA 10 of his Topps RC through the roof. About a month after I got this his shoulder started acting up. Cursed.
I mentioned in a post last spring about my PSA 9 Rafael Palmeiro rookie. I am pretty sure his steroid mess broke while it was in transit after I bought it on ebay.
I have a few other doozys.
I have thought about busting them out, but they are much funnier graded so I keep them sealed away.
If you ever want to break your graded cards out of their plastic jail here is a little how to.
I want to end on a high note, so here is a card I have shown before, but as the pinnacle of graded collection it needs to be seen again.