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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Selling a Card, Regretting that Sale, and Buying Another one at Half That Price - Gabriel Landeskog Auto

This is a story of me selling a card, regretting that sale, and purchasing another copy of that card for a much cheaper price.

Earlier this year when I was going through wax like there was no tomorrow, I was lucky enough to pull an  on-card autograph of Gabriel Landeskog from 2011-12 Contenders, serial numbered to 800.


Well, soon after that, Landeskog was named the Calder Award winner as Rookie of the Year, and I figured if I was going to try and get some kind of return on this, that would be the time to do it. I had it listed on Ebay with a BIN/OBO of $59.99. Soon afterward, I received an offer of $49, so I took it, thinking I did pretty good, making back half of what I spent on that box.

A couple months later, Landeskog was named captain of the Avalanche and I began to think that maybe I should have held onto that card. After all, for a team to commit to a young player in that way, it means that one, they think he'll be around for the long haul, and two, he's going to be relied upon to be their number one guy.


I decided then that I had to get my hands on another Landeskog auto from Contenders, to right that wrong. Luckily, there are 800 of these things floating around, to the opportunity would be there.Sure enough, within a couple of days, the card was on its way to me.

After selling my original one for $49 dolars, I was able to purchase this one for HALF that price.

Just 25 bucks.

Sometimes things just work out in the end.

6 comments:

  1. I felt the same way after I traded that Jordan Staal BAP auto to you. I went online a few weeks later and bought another one so that I still had one in my collection.

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    1. I don't blame you. Even though he's a Hurricane now, I still LOVE that card.

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  2. Hard to beat a deal where you get to keep the card AND add $25 to your pocket...

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    1. Definitely. And as each day goes by, I'm more and more glad that I re-acquired one.

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  3. I did that with my Johnny Unitas Rookie. Regretted selling it almost as soon as I dropped it in the mail. I ended up buying another one for about what I made on my first one but it was an improvement in condition so I did OK.

    Bottom line is I the one I sold was one I had since childhood and I wish I had kept it.

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    1. I know what you mean. Even though I once again have a Landeskog auto from the same set, it will never be the one I pulled from a pack.

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