If you have been a frequent visitor to the high priced sorting feature on the card section of eBay, you are already familiar with this auction for the dual cut pope card. Its part of the Yankee Stadium Legacy set, and it was the chase card to draw people to buy.
However, I look at this card, and I cant help but feel disappointed. The reason I feel disappointed, is two fold, mainly stemming from the fact that this card has Yankee stadium legacy plastered all over it, and also the fact that it is not one of the better designed "Historical Cuts" or included in one of those "Piece of History" sets out of Premier Baseball and Legendary Cuts. Plus, with half of the collecting world becoming tired of the New York Yankee hand job they have gotten all fucking year, I dont think this was a nice way to give people a "happy ending."
Now, I am not saying this because I am interested in the card, I am not, nor am I even thinking about this in a personal fashion. I feel bad for the guy who pulled it because he could have had a pretty historically significant card if it didnt have a tribute to a building all over it.
He wont get 200K for this card, and it probably wouldnt sell for more than 10K - the ceiling for all modern chase cards with few exceptions. But he could have gotten close to the ceiling if it wasnt part of a set that was geared only towards one team's fans, who a lot of people love to hate.
Like I said before, Yankee Stadium was only Baseball's cathedral because of the players that graced the field, it had nothing to do with any building (it was a craphole), any mass held there, or any concert. Last time I checked, the pope didnt watch baseball, and thats what makes this card stick out like a sore thumb among a poorly conceived idea like Yankee Stadium Legacy.