January 4, 2010
Remember the craziness of this card?
I was alerted to this card's appearance on eBay from Blowout Cards's tweet this morning. The base card of the 2007 Topps Derek Jeter card with Mickey Mantle and George W. Bush created such a stir when the set was released.
People overpaid mightily for this card and then realized if they waited they could have it cheaply in just a few short weeks. That buzz created many problems on eBay from buyers having remorse afterward and sellers wanting to cash in on their prize.
I bought a hobby box of Topps before the prices sky rocketed to get this card. As a Jeter collector, it needed to be in my collection. I pulled the base and the red back from the hobby box, which made for fun times in my household. By that, I mean, my boyfriend didn't have to worry about me raging like a lunatic because I didn't get the card.
This card featured, however, is the platinum 1/1 version of the card that just popped onto eBay (auction link).
The seller is asking for $6,999 or best offer and it is up for roughly a month.
I'll be watching to see how this card will do and, no, I will not put in an offer. So far, there have been two offers on the card and both have been declined.