30 Day Baseball Card Challenge

Thursday, May 11, 2017

A Learning Experience

If I had to rank my favorite types of cards to collect, vintage hall of famers are right up there with pack pulled, on-card autographs.  Unfortunately, I'm not rich... so condition has never really been a high priority when it comes to purchasing and collecting them.

However after digging through my file folders looking for scans of 60's cards in response to Tony's 30-Day Baseball Card Challenge, I found this:


A few years ago, I picked up this high grade Clemente on COMC  for under $100, which I felt was a pretty good bargain.  Later I'd learn that an OC qualifier greatly diminishes the value of a card and chalked it up to a learning experience.

Today... I don't regret this purchase in the slightest.  Actually... I consider this card to be one of my favorite 60's cards in the collection.

Happy Thursday and sayonara!

10 comments:

  1. One of the best Clemente cards for sure. Off center? Who cares....your's is fantastic.

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  2. That Clemente has some nice eye- appeal - too bad PSA had to add the (OC) qualifier on the label.

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  3. I think Clemente is suffocating. You need to free him from that plastic prison :)

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  4. Just think how much the card would have been listed for without the OC - I think PSA did you a favor, it's a gorgeous card!

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  5. Graded value is irrelevant. That's a heckuva nice card.

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  6. Thanks guys! Glad I'm not the only one who appreciates Clemente.

    Laurens - I know. This card is worth big time $$$ if it doesn't have the OC attached to it.

    Reds Card Collector - I've popped my fair share of cards from graded holders, but Clemente will be staying in his plastic prison.

    Brian - Agree. Without the OC, I wouldn't have been able to afford it.

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