Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Oh Snap!

I'm not much on keeping up with popular phrases. Considering that I'll be 40 this August, the need to appear cool was something that I concentrated on 25 years ago, not today. I still encounter people that think I'm crazy for collecting baseball cards at my age, but I could honestly care less about what they think. This is my hobby and I love it. Recently, I made another purchase for my Votto Rainbow project. The latest addition is this 2013 Topps Mini Pink numbered 10/25. There's only one slight problem. This is my very first graded card I have ever purchased. I'm not much on grading cards because I think it takes the fun out of the hobby. Having an independent third party determine just how pristine a card is seems a little sketch to me considering that I feel some of those factors they use are arbitrary. But I also know that it's suppose to be difficult to have a card grade a 10. Just for the heck of it I looked on PSA's website to see the report on this card. Apparently it's the only 2013 Topps Mini Pink Votto graded. My question for you is should I keep this card encased in plastic or snap him out of there? If I bust mini pink Votto free I just worry that I could damage him in some way. Let me know your thoughts.

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  1. I think I have only bought one graded card myself. How are you displaying your rainbow? If it is a binder than you may want to bust it.

    Maybe hold off for a while to see if a non graded version pops up while you complete the other parallels. If not, Votto needs to break out of his gem mt prison.

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    1. My plan is to use the Ultra Pro 9 card black screw downs to display the cards and then mount those on the wall similar to an Andy Warhol piece of art.

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  2. If it wasn't a 10, I'd say take a Dremel and get it outta there. But people go nuts over 10's. I sold some silly 1980's Fleer Pete Rose insert for like 25 bucks. Find another one someday and sell this thing.

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    1. I think that is a good plan. Hopefully one shows up soon.

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    2. That would be ideal. This is the first one I've seen come up in over a year. Of course I'm still missing 10 cards for my rainbow so I have some time :)

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