Saturday, August 29, 2009

Ignorance at its finest

Something I like to do on a fairly regular basis is search all of the Sports Cards and Memorabilia category on eBay, then sort the results from highest price to lowest prices just to see what kinds of things people are trying to ridiculous money for. And today, I may have found the best example yet.

For a cool million, you could be the proud owner of a one-of-a-kind hockey card set. Here's the catch, this isn't some big time patch/auto set from Sidney Crosby's rookie season. In fact, there are no autographs, no patches and no jerseys in this set. It's just a bunch of base and low-end inserts from 1991-92.

First off, let me throw a name out there to hockey collectors: Don Gibson. How many people actually know about him?

I do not consider myself to be up on hockey at all so it's natural I haven't heard of this guy, but I'm sure some buffs out there have. Here's the thing about him though, he only played in 14 games, yet is the reason why this set is priced at $1 million.

It turns out, the seller pulled a Gibson rookie card from a pack that did not get stamped with Upper Deck's hologram. I mean, I was only five, but accidents did happen in 1992 too, right? That's not just a new trend is it? But even better, the seller claims this is the only set of 1992-92 Upper Deck in the entire world.

No seriously, look for yourself.

4 comments:

BASEBALL DAD said...

I may have considered it if he had offered free shipping !

Matt said...

"1992-92 Upper Deck"

You mean 1991-92 Upper Deck, right?

"Something I like to do on a fairly regular basis is search all of the Sports Cards and Memorabilia category on eBay, then sort the results from highest price to lowest prices just to see what kinds of things people are trying to ridiculous money for."

Don't end sentences in prepositions. It's bad grammar.

"I mean, I was only five, but accidents did happen in 1992 too, right?"

Associated Press style dictates that ages always are numbers. So, it would be 5, not five.

Andrew, professional media member, please clean up your writing. Seriously. Employers will find this blog.

Harner said...

Matt, you humor me.

Matt said...

Not here to humor you, Andy. Just here to help.