Thursday, September 8, 2016

Overjoyed, But Yet a Little Sad

If you are like me, sometime over the course of your day you browse EBAY for cards of your favorite team or player.  My first search is always Ray Lankford.  I have used the saved search before, but have gotten tired of seeing the same cards over and over.  Now I just search newly listed auctions, but even that has gotten a little more tedious since COMC started listing cards.  I would guess there is an average of 20-30 new Lankford items listed per day if you include searches with his name in the descpription. 

Last week I was lucky enough to come across a Lankford card I needed shortly after it had been listed with a Best Offer feature.  After a little back and forth, the seller came down about 20% from his asking price.  The card arrive a few days ago.

1998 Fleer Tradition Vintage '63 Classic

This is only the second new Lankford card I have gotten this year, so of course I was thrilled to get it.  You may noticed the top half of the front of the card shows some slight discoloration.  I did notice this in the auction listing, but was hoping it was just a bad scan or a lighting issue.  I should have asked the seller for better pictures because once the card arrived, the back showed a different story.  It almost appears like a coffee or tea stain is on the card.  I most likely would have still purchased the card, but might have asked for a larger discount.  This one did end about $15 cheaper than the last one that appeared about 3 years ago.  Since the card is 18 years old and numbered to 63, I will just be happy to mark it off my wantlist.

1 comment:

  1. I have done the same thing, worse I totally overlooked a qualifier on a PSA graded card for ST or stain, yep listing was honest but I simply had a brain fart and $20 down the drain.