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.