2005 UD Reflections Kay Jay Harris /15 Auto
Probably not the greatest of click bait to feature an obscure WVU player, but bare with me just for a minute....
Kay Jay Harris went undrafted after his senior season at WVU, but still received a handful of releases from some of the bigger rookie oriented sets. His cards have always been cheap. So much so that you have to look for auctions with free shipping or else you will pay more to get the card to your house then the actual sell price.
Over the years I've actively pursued dozens of players like Kay Jay Harris. It was fun because I watched them all play in person and the cost was minimal. It is always fun to have a personal tie to the cardboard you purchase.
As my WVU collection grew I decided that I would chase some more obscure parallels to give myself a challenge. I definitely underestimated how hard and costly this could be. Most of my focus goes to bigger WVU names like Pat White, Steve Slaton and Joe Alexander. They surprisingly still have a strong market when you get into the low numbered cards. Many cards still go into the $20 to $30 range. Not break the bank type of numbers, but if I'm going to spend that kind of money I would rather it be on my Pirates collection. Even the Kay Jay Harris above set me back $8.
I'm beginning to think I might have some luck scouring Sportlots and Just Commons. My hope is that the seller would just assume that this is just some scrub card that no one would really want. In theory I kind of thought this would be true on eBay auctions, but obviously there is someone just like me wanting to add obscure WVU players to their collection.
I guess long story short is don't underestimate college collectors.
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