The Exquisite Peterson 1/1 rare materials is up again, and I remember seeing it before when it was posted on the message boards. Its obviously a nice card, and the signature on it is definitely unique, but there is something missing that I remember being an issue.
When it was pulled, I recall there being a pretty dinged up bottom edge, and a really bad back of the card ding. Normally on a 1/1, I would say "who cares, its a 1/1!", but I think this was dinged enough for it to be a problem. The seller may have gotten the card replaced, but I think I would need to see all the edges of the card before I would even think of dropping 3 grand on this (I, of course, do not have the money).
On a side note, the pic on this card is ridiculous, I cant believe they picked it for the 1/1. Here is how I read it:
Ok, Mr. Peterson, we still need a few more shots, I know this has been a long day. Can you give me one more really sweet pic of you in your "game face?" No? Ok, lets try you just looking anything less than completely annoyed with me. No? How about taking off the helmet and giving me a goofy smile like Topps does? No? Ok, well, I guess this will have to do. I hate my job.
Also, I would think that over the next few weeks and months, there will be a boom of highly expensive cards as people's economic security drops with the Dow Jones. Oddly enough, the Mauer bat barrell from 08 premier just popped up too, but there is no way I will win that with the known number of people gunning for it. Plus, its a black barrell, which he hasnt used in at least 3 years, if ever - wierd.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Posted by Gellman at 7:35 AM