Sunday, March 27, 2011
The Great Ryan Kalish Chase: Episode 2
I promised I would make my rounds on eBay looking for Kalish autos. And, I have. Now, I come to you with good news and bad news.
The 08 Bowman Chrome auto is slipping out of my grasp ever so slightly. I had one lined up for a steal at less than 10 bucks, $8.50 to be exact if I remember correctly. I had the high bid into the last minute, and I was about to celebrate my victory of this steal. Then, 2 or 3 last minute swipes came in, rendering me virtually helpless.
My high bid: $11.00
Final Amount: $15.00
I would check the completed listings on occasion just to see what the autos were going for. Some were selling for under 10 bucks. Why did I end up bidding on one that got swiped for 15 and I could've had one for a third of that? WHAT THE FUCK'S UP WITH THAT?!?!?!?!?!?!
Even base cards were at times absurd. Bidding on his Bowman Platinum base card with a $.99 starting bid,
Final bid: $3.32
Why would you ever want to pay over 3 bucks for a base rookie in a shitty product? AGAIN, WHAT THE FUCK'S UP WITH THAT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
There is good news. I did happen to pick up a piece to add to the collection. No, it's not the 08 Chrome auto, but it's pretty decent, and it's a Kalish auto. Check this bad boy out:
Yes folks, that is a Ryan Kalish auto from Topps Pro Debut Series 1 (that overpriced Minor League stuff put out at the beginning of last year)! It's not the Chrome auto, but it's still a Kalish auto.
Final price: $8.59
In the next episode of The Great Ryan Kalish Chase, we will continue to hunt for the 08 Chrome auto, and some other less expensive stuff in the jungles of eBay.