Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Pulling a Stephen Curry Rookie

Yeah, so this card, give or take, makes the Santa Lot worthwhile. To think this has been sitting there, undetected by me, for the last year and change. When I saw it, my first reaction was "cool - I know Stephen Curry". Then I noticed the "Rookie Card" notation in the top right corner and I though - "huh - I might have something here". So first, here is the card - I immediately sleeved it (soft and hard) so forgive me for not taking it out to scan:

First - I was pleasantly surprised how well these scanned given the sleeves. Second, the little specs over the card are all on the sleeves - the card is clean, the only damage is the bit of whiting around the couple corners/edge as you can see on the back and the bottom right corner (from the front) is the worst offender.

Second - I think this supports that these cards were not looked through in any way - I gather any relic or autos were probably in a separate card select, if any, and whoever was getting rid of these, dealt with those cards separately as being of better value. I assume - but leave it to you basketball card guys - that even in November 2015, Stephen Curry rookie card would have had enough value that I'd expect it to have been gleamed out before selling the lot.

So the question becomes keep or sell. My brother is into basketball cards a bit so I immediately asked him, but he wasn't too interested and said sell it, so that will be what I do. I'm not going to look to stretch every penny in value out of it, and I know it isn't perfect condition so the value is only a fraction of those. Factor in that it isn't a serial numbered card, so there are plenty out there - demand is just hot currently - and I will be happy with something around getting my investment out, and likely this will happen fairly quickly I suppose....

Oh, and apparently there were 19 other cards today for the Santa Lot - go figure. I guess I should run through those in normal fashion as well. Unfortunate for them - doesn't matter what it is, it won't be a highlight here like Stephen Curry. Oh, and not that it needs to be said - obviously this is added to the list of accomplishments from the Santa Lot

The rest

No Boyce - not even a Leaf card can be in the highlights today....as for the infestation of Lightning - it's like we have a whole storm going on today - lightning overload!


Naughty 1991 Upper Deck football cards - being anywhere near Stephen with your tendency to get all stick and ruin cards around you....you stay away from Mr. Curry....even if you include a hot pack of Thurman cards.

Today was an excellent day....

Through 8040 cards:
Specific Accomplishments:
- Complete 2003-04 SP Authentic Basketball (90 card pure base)
- Complete 2005 Upper Deck Classics (100 card pure base)
- 3 Complete 2007-08 UD McDonald's Hockey Checklist Subsets (6 cards)
- 1973-74 O-Pee-Chee Hockey #30 Bobby Orr (All-Star)
- 2004-05 Upper Deck Legends Classics Platinum #64 Marcel Dionne Platinum 06/10
- 2007-08 Topps 1957-58 Variations Basketball  #112 Kevin Durant (Rookie)
- 2009-10 Topps #321 Stephen Curry (Rookie)
Hockey Baseball Basketball Football Austin Powers Other
Toronto 128 15
Inserts / Var Kept 291 31
Error 15 2
Keep 1612 236
Doubles/Sell 1129 169 1319 2408 264 29
Doubles Inserts / Var 91 1 100 200