I admit that when it comes to buying on EBAY I am usually a bargain hunter. Unless I find a Ray Lankford card I need or a nice lot of cards, I generally do not spend more than $5-10 on a single card and that is including the shipping cost. One of my favorite searches is for certified autographed Cardinals cards. Last year there were quite a few prospects with their first autographed cards in Bowman products. Austin Gomber was one of them.
This is a 2016 Bowman Chrome auto that has been selling in the $5-7 range since its release. I was lucky enough to win an auction last week for $1.25. I guess ending an auction on a Tuesday afternoon does affect the ending price. The seller offered two shipping options: $1 for PWE, and $2.75 for a bubble envelope. I took a chance on the PWE option and promptly paid the $2.25. I guess the seller either did not pay attention or was feeling generous because the card arrived in a bubble envelope with a $2.67 mailing label. Add in the EBAY and Paypal fees, he lost close to $1.