Yup, I missed the first release as well and now I have almost zero chance of getting one. I’m hopeful to get the rest but no way I’m shelling out for the alternate versions.Seems like I'm in the minority, but I really dig these. I'm only chasing the Griffey's though, which I think have been a bit cleaner than some of the others I've seen released.
I missed the first release by artist King Saladeen and now they're going for $200+ on ebay which seems crazy for a $20 card that isn't a low number limit run.
It's also becoming frustrating that in addition to the known limited release silver frames and gold frames versions, each artist is making their own variances. For instance Griffey's second card by artist Tyson Beck has a version with a neon auto by the artist only visible under black light, an emerald auto version and silver auto version. The third release by artist Matt Taylor has an artist proof xx/20 version. It's impossible to track what the full scale of each player is when they do things like this.
Wow!For those of you wondering about these and the "crazy" pricing, here's the story of the Gwynns, and may be able to use this sample as what's been happening:
card #16 Oldmanalan Gwynn pr: 1302, price went as high at $1200, now back to $500
card #24 Grotesk Gwynn pr: 1441, price went as high as $1000, now down to $300-$500
card #40 Naturel Gwynn pr: 2319, price went as high as $700, now down to $200
card #64 Vides Gwynn pr: 3368, price went as high as $500, now down to $150
card #94 Efdot Gwynn pr: 31030, just came out Thursday.
You may want to try on twitter if you haven’t yet. I’ve seen some buy/sale threads specifically for project 2020. You can always tag @hobbyconnector too, include a price point and it should auto-retweet youAnyone have an extra of the Griffey by Saladeen that they'd be willing to part with at a reasonable price? It was the first Griffey released and I missed it, I've picked up the other 6 issued to date. $250-$400 on ebay is crazy for a card run that high.