Wednesday, August 1, 2018

2018 Panini Immaculate Collegiate #19 (My Consolation Prize)


     Here's an update to my last post regarding my first case break adventure, and how poorly it went for me.

     Today I received my "consolation prize".  It's the base card of Herschel from this set.

                                                                             


The base cards are serial numbered to 99.   The parallels are: Red- #'d to 49;  Blue-#'d to 10;  Gold-#'d to 5; and Platinum's which are 1 of 1's.

If I don't think about the price I paid for this card, I'm pleased with it.  It's a Herschel card I didn't have, and it's from a brand new set.

That said, I will never enter a case or box break auction again.  I really think I had a better chance of actually playing in the N.F.L., than pulling, or rather, watching a guy pull, a high end Walker autograph, or memo. card.

At first I was a little bitter, thinking perhaps, that the seller took advantage of me. But in hindsight, no body put a gun to my head and made me bid what I did.  I certainly have overpaid for cards before, after all, cardboard has no intrinsic value.  Instead of getting mad when I view this card, instead I will take it as a reminder of caveat emptor.

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