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Thursday, October 15, 2009

My not so exciting first ever 1/1

It's been a long time since I've blogged but I haven't had much to blog about. I significantly curbed my card purchases, well at least in my eyes. So I haven't really come across anything interesting until now.

A few weeks back I bought a few packs of ticket to stardom to see how I'd do. Sometimes packs are like lotto tickets. You buy the $1 scratch offs and you might win a free ticket, $1 or $2 but every so often you'll get that $20, $40 or $100 ticket. That's the one we're always looking for.

Well, needless to say I pulled my first 1/1 card. At least that's what Topps says it is.

While I was excited to pull the card, I'm a skeptic at heart. So we look up 2009 reagan on eBay and see what we have:

This one is available on ebay

And these have already sold

So 1/1? Doesn't seem like it. Not sure what makes my card a 1/1 vs all the others that have sold on eBay. It's a rather disappointing end to something that could've been epic and exciting for me. I don't believe in artificial 1/1's. If a card is someone's jersey # that doesn't make it a 1/1 anymore than any of the other numbers in the sequence.

I'm sure one of these days I'll pull a 1/1 card that's unique and exciting. Either that or win the lottery, whichever.


opoohwan said...

They should get called on this one. Intentionally misleading. Why don't they just put "1/?"

Fuji said...

I agree... I'll bet a lot of the people who purchased these one eBay would be upset if they really knew these weren't 1 of 1's.

As for Topps... my guess is that it's card #1 in a 1 card set. Regardless, it's pretty shady.

Section 36 said...

COuld they possibly mean that since each ticket is unique, each one is a 1 of 1, since none of the tickets are the same?