Friday, January 20, 2012
My first (and second) printing plate 1/1's!
I’ve wanted a 1/1 Yankees card for quite some time. Of course I’ll never pull one in a pack, so I keep my eye out from time to time. Problem is, most Yankees 1/1’s go for a pretty good chunk of change. On eBay, I found a listing titled “2011 NY Yankees Prospects Printing Plates 1/1 Lot of 2.” Hmmm. I clicked on it and saw two printing plates from 2011 Topps Pro Debut. One was of one of my favorite prospects – Gary Sanchez. Had the seller listed his name in the title, he would have made more money. The second card was Tyler Austin, another promising prospect.
I bid $13 and won the auction, receiving both printing plates. I was thrilled to get one, and now I have two, including Gary Sanchez. Some other printing plates of his have gone for around $50, and a few are listed on eBay for over $100. I think I got a good deal!