For those who don't know the Spring Training sets were a huge foul up by Topps. The buying period ended before many of the checklists were officially complete. This in turn lead to poor sales. The Pirates checklist was only missing a few cards so I went ahead and put my order in for the auto version of the set as the checklist featured Marte, Taillon and Glasnow as signers.
When my set arrived I got the Marte auto so I figured I could hit eBay for the Taillon and Glasnow. As of now I don't think the Glasnow was ever produced as I haven't seen one hit eBay. So in my mind all I needed to do was try and secure a Taillon. This proved to be easier said then done.
Since so few sets were produced. the autos that did make it on eBay had very high BIN prices. I put what I thought were competitive offers on a few of them, but had each denied. Finally after months of no action a Taillon finally hit normal auction.
Jameson Taillon Road to Opening Day Topps NOW auto /25
The final price for this card was right around $60 which is the most I've spent on a card in quite sometime. The good side is that my original offers were all more so I did save some money. I now have all the Pirate released NOW cards in my possession.
Here was the Marte I originally showed off a few months back.
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