Please don't adblock plus me bro

User Tag List

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 31

Thread: My "Black" Whale was harpooned after 7 years of searching

  1. #1
    Senior Member bradical's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    402,712,515
    Posts
    4,895
     fastaccord
     dailywaxcards
    Mentioned
    63 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    My "Black" Whale was harpooned after 7 years of searching

    I couldn't compete when Strasburgmania was happening and these cards were fetching 4-figure amounts.

    For the last 3-4 years I have had people I know who went to the NSCC show looking for this card for me. It had been much longer since I saw one pop up on eBay, and last week when I saw this one come across my "Saved Search" emails I had to do a double-take.

    Instant-BIN for the card.



    Strasburg and Topps Black RC are really the only things I collect, so to get this item is quite a treat for me.

    Thanks for the look (and read).
    Check out my collection: http://www.sportscardslist.com/u/bradical
    Easy way to get eBay completed auctions: http://sortsof.com
    My Bucket: http://s291.photobucket.com/home/bradical1379/index


  2. #2
    Senior Member MrMet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    The Poconos
    Posts
    9,256
     mrmet17
    Mentioned
    480 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Congrats


    Sent from my iPhone using Freedom Card Board

  3. #3
    Senior Member WCTYSON's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    5,864
    Mentioned
    50 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Great grab and congratulations on finding one at a reasonable price. Do you have a MCG auto in your collection?
    The truth stands still.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Daphne, AL
    Posts
    1,552
    Mentioned
    17 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Congratulations. Awesome card
    I NEED 1990s INSERTS AND PARALLELS OF A-ROD. THANKS
    My 1997 A-Rod most wanted
    1997 Donruss Preferred Staremasters Sample #1
    1997 Mariners Score Premier #3
    1997 Ultra Autographstix Emeralds #5

    Any UNREDEEMED AUTO card from 1997

  5. #5
    Senior Member RStadlerASU22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    8,852
    Mentioned
    160 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nice, between this and Patrick's Super Strasburg he landed recently it looks to be a good year to land Whales for him.

    Ryan
    Will Clark / Mike Brown Collector
    ALWAYS LOOKING FOR ODDBALL, REGIONAL, TEAM ISSUED, VARIATIONS, AND TOUGH CARDS OF WILL CLARK AND MIKE BROWN



  6. #6
    Senior Member bradical's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    402,712,515
    Posts
    4,895
     fastaccord
     dailywaxcards
    Mentioned
    63 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by RStadlerASU22 View Post
    Nice, between this and Patrick's Super Strasburg he landed recently it looks to be a good year to land Whales for him.

    Ryan
    Will Clark / Mike Brown Collector
    I just sold him the Red Refractor /5 too.
    Check out my collection: http://www.sportscardslist.com/u/bradical
    Easy way to get eBay completed auctions: http://sortsof.com
    My Bucket: http://s291.photobucket.com/home/bradical1379/index


  7. #7
    Senior Member bradical's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    402,712,515
    Posts
    4,895
     fastaccord
     dailywaxcards
    Mentioned
    63 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by WCTYSON View Post
    Great grab and congratulations on finding one at a reasonable price. Do you have a MCG auto in your collection?
    I have had a few of them over the years. Looking for the #037/299 right now.
    Check out my collection: http://www.sportscardslist.com/u/bradical
    Easy way to get eBay completed auctions: http://sortsof.com
    My Bucket: http://s291.photobucket.com/home/bradical1379/index


  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Mobile, AL
    Posts
    2,257
    Mentioned
    33 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by bradical View Post
    I couldn't compete when Strasburgmania was happening and these cards were fetching 4-figure amounts.

    For the last 3-4 years I have had people I know who went to the NSCC show looking for this card for me. It had been much longer since I saw one pop up on eBay, and last week when I saw this one come across my "Saved Search" emails I had to do a double-take.

    Instant-BIN for the card.



    Strasburg and Topps Black RC are really the only things I collect, so to get this item is quite a treat for me.

    Thanks for the look (and read).
    Congrats on the pickup!

    I think I have a few Topps Black RCs myself. Would love to see the highlights of your collection.

  9. #9
    Senior Member WCTYSON's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    5,864
    Mentioned
    50 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by bradical View Post
    I have had a few of them over the years. Looking for the #037/299 right now.
    Good luck, that will be a tough one. There are some wealthy Strasburg collectors out there and it likely is already hidden away.
    The truth stands still.

  10. #10
    Senior Member dano7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Roanoke, VA
    Posts
    6,927
     mantle7man
    Mentioned
    143 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nice addition! Glad you harpooned it!
    Collector of Autographs, TTM autographs, Vintage, Yankees and Mantle
    Sets completed 1955-1965, 1967, 1969, 1951 Topps Red & Blue Back, 1951 Bowman, 1955 Bowman, 1963 Fleer, 1965 Topps Embossed, 1961 Topps Stamps, 1962 Topps Stamps & 1968 Topps Game.
    Yankee needs:1956 Rizzuto pin & some 1961 & 62 Topps stamp pairs. Need T209 Contentnea Roanoke players.dano 7 by Danny Secrist, on Flickr

  11. #11
    Senior Member bradical's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    402,712,515
    Posts
    4,895
     fastaccord
     dailywaxcards
    Mentioned
    63 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by AUTaxMan View Post
    I think I have a few Topps Black RCs myself. Would love to see the highlights of your collection.
    Everything is packed up for a move right now, but these are the ones I know I have off the top of my head:

    2008 Topps Update Black Max Scherzer /57
    2010 Topps Black Buster Posey /59
    2010 Topps Update Black Giancarlo Stanton /59
    2010 Topps Update Black Starlin Castro /59
    2010 Topps Update Black Stephen Strasburg /59
    2011 Topps Update Black Paul Goldschmidt /60
    2013 Topps Black Manny Machado /62
    2013 Topps Update Black Nolan Arenado /62
    2015 Topps Black Kris Bryant /64 (BGS 9.5)
    2015 Topps Update Black Carlos Correa /64
    2015 Topps Update Black Byron Buxton /64
    2016 Topps Black Gary Sanchez /65
    2017 Topps Black Aaron Judge /66
    Check out my collection: http://www.sportscardslist.com/u/bradical
    Easy way to get eBay completed auctions: http://sortsof.com
    My Bucket: http://s291.photobucket.com/home/bradical1379/index


  12. #12
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Near Philly, PA
    Posts
    22,261
    Mentioned
    76 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Congrats man, that's HUGE!

    And GL on the move!
    Currently looking for: 2012 Ultra football (1992 style) #31 Rudy and Gold parallel version of 2011 Bowman Platinum Chase Utley #94.

    Always looking for: 2008 BC Jake Peavy Orange Refractors /25, have 6 so far.

  13. #13
    Senior Member SINFULONE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    5,685
    Mentioned
    42 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I really like the design that year. I wish Topps would stop making crappy designs today.

  14. #14
    Senior Member linuxabuser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    1,609
    Mentioned
    14 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by bradical View Post
    Everything is packed up for a move right now, but these are the ones I know I have off the top of my head:

    2008 Topps Update Black Max Scherzer /57
    2010 Topps Black Buster Posey /59
    2010 Topps Update Black Giancarlo Stanton /59
    2010 Topps Update Black Starlin Castro /59
    2010 Topps Update Black Stephen Strasburg /59
    2011 Topps Update Black Paul Goldschmidt /60
    2013 Topps Black Manny Machado /62
    2013 Topps Update Black Nolan Arenado /62
    2015 Topps Black Kris Bryant /64 (BGS 9.5)
    2015 Topps Update Black Carlos Correa /64
    2015 Topps Update Black Byron Buxton /64
    2016 Topps Black Gary Sanchez /65
    2017 Topps Black Aaron Judge /66
    Whoa that is an impressive collection! I'd love to see scans after you're settled in at the new place.

  15. #15
    Junior Member johnryno's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Country Club of Maryland
    Posts
    495
     johnryno2012
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by SINFULONE View Post
    I really like the design that year. I wish Topps would stop making crappy designs today.
    much agreement

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •