Sunday, January 29, 2017

#177 Bill Wight

#177 Bill Wight
Progress: 1st of this card
203 of 407  49.8% complete
How acquired: $2.29 on eBay
Condition: Excellent
I read an article recently about the spike in vintage card sales numbers.  A '52 Mantle graded PSA something (7 I think), sold for 13K back in 2008.  The same card,  the exact same card, sold for 113K in 2016.  I started this blog back in 2008, and early on, I was pretty picky.  I picked up a good number of cards for around a dollar.  I've felt for a few years now that the prices have risen quite a bit.  That article made me feel like I wasn't crazy.

Granted, low grade commons, or really any non-high, graded hi-number isn't in the same universe price wise as the Mantle, but I've still felt the effect to lesser degree.  "Wins" have been much tougher to come by.  Begrudgingly posting a max bid of $6-11 on cards I need has become the norm.  Just eight years ago I was refusing to go over $3 unless it was a name I had heard of and it was in decent shape.  So picking up this Wight for $2.29 at this juncture is a "win."  It's in great shape and is a very nice addition.  

Stats: 12 seasons, 77 wins, 99 loses, 3.95 ERA, 66 CG

Best Hall of Fame Showing: N/A

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you on the pricing. Although you did alright on this one