The Legend

The Legend

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A Few Drops Still Remain in the Well

2007 UD Black Jason Bay Bat Barrel Auto /10

Well, I had no idea this card existed. I'm probably tuned in to Jason Bay cards more than any other player in my Pirates collection, but this one still slipped through the cracks.  Obviously the low print run is the reason why, but I'm still surprised that I've never seen this card pop up.  I even searched UD Black a lot over the years because Tom Gorzelanny and Adam Laroche had some nice cards within the set.

Finding new Bay autos these days us pretty tough so when I first saw this I put a good sized opening bid in.  Bay cards don't sell for much these days, but I figured this one would at least approach the $15-20 range because of the high end set and rarity.  For whatever reason the card sold for under $7 and even with shipping stayed under the $10 mark.   That was a pleasant surprise. 

Bay is the only player in my collection that I have a completest attitude towards. I must subconsciously credit him for keeping my Pirate fandom alive even when the team was hard to watch. Thanks Jason Bay! You will live forever in my saved eBay searches.  

Thanks for reading. 





12 comments:

  1. Great surprise to win a fantastic card for less than one thought they would pay, always good

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    1. If only I was sitting by the Bay when ordering.

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  3. Dude had a pretty signature, that's for sure

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    1. +1 for penmanship on those type of cards.

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  4. Nice pickup! Those UD Black cards are gorgeous, though they were a rough break at the original price point.

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    1. I never opened a box. The Pirates were prime for picking on eBay.

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  5. I see a lot of parallels between how you collect Bay and how I collect Tino, and the feeling when when you had no idea existed comes out of no where.

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    1. Yeah it is one of the better feelings when you secure a card like that.

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  6. That Bay is Bae, as the kids say.

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