2017 Donruss Starling Marte Patch 1/1
Cards like this are not really my cup of tea. I appreciate a nice patch card, but whenever I buy one I always regret not putting the money towards an auto. I've probably only purchased a handful of Pirate patch cards this year. With that being said, when the right circumstances come together I will happily pull the trigger for a unique card.
Marte has the biggest variance for active Pirates when it comes to card pricing. I've mentioned before that it seems he has a few super collectors that try and hoard the really high end cards. Many of which will go for over $100. Once the dust settles from those guys he becomes much more in line with my spending habits. Autos and patches will fall into the $5 to $15 range.
This card was sitting around $20 towards the end of the auction. While not a deal by any means it was still below the threshold of what most Marte 1/1's would sell for. I put a final bid of $30 in which was more than enough to capture the card.
The photo used is a nice one for skirting the licensing. Plus the gold border works well with the gold throwback uniforms. The highlight is the nice Majestic tag which makes for a unique collectible. While not my favorite card in my Marte collection it does make for a unique addition. At least that is what I'm telling myself so I don't have buyers remorse.
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