This is the newest page in my Virdon Binder. I know what your thinking, 4 card in one page, what the heck. Well that is how I keep my Virdon cards. Card plus, soft sleeve, plus top loader, plus team bag, all in a 4 card page. Overkill I know...
Here is closer scan of Bill hanging out with Bill, Bill, and Bill.
The 2012 Heritage Buyback is the first one I picked it up this year. As a matter of fact two were listed on ebay right after Heritage was released and I accidentally won them both. Only one makes the binder though. I'll mail the other to some unsuspecting blogger, unless I get the hankering to do a TTM; that might be pretty cool.
When I saw the Heritage sell sheets I was happy to see Topps finally put out some Virdon cards. I was concerned because they were autos though because of my budget but in the end it worked out.
I was pretty picky when getting my autos. I watched lots of them go buy before I pulled the trigger. The Red Auto is numbered to 63. Eighteen of them have been on ebay. They have sold everywhere between $83 and $17. Guess which one I bought?
This card is a different animal though. I was shocked when I saw it. I still don't know exactly what it is. I can see it is a Player Sample but I didn't/don't know the print run. I figured it was a 1/1 especially when it was on ebay with a $100 BIN. Eventually it was relisted as an auction though and I bought it for $26. I have since heard that Topps gave 1000 sample cards to every player that signed for Archives, whether they did the same with Heritage though I don't know.
If there are 1000 of these than I way overpaid for it but I hadn't heard that when I bought it and I didn't want to take the chance to never see it again so $26 didn't seem out of the question. It does look good next to all it's twins in it's new home even if it ends up that I paid too much.
2012 Player Collection complete, bring on 2013!!