Monday, May 21, 2012

Autograph of Ernie Banks

I’ve always been a fan of Ernie Banks. Not sure why. I’m not a Cubs fan, although I don’t necessarily dislike them anyways. Growing up, I had a friend who had two signed baseballs that his grandmother bought him on QVC – one was Willie Mays, one was Banks. I was always envious of those baseballs, and I think why I subconsciously have always wanted an auto of each.

I’ve tried Banks a few times TTM, but with no success. I’ve bid on a few certified autos too, but I’m not ready to pay a hefty fee for something I can live without. I recently put in a bid on eBay for a 1999 Hillshire Farms card signed by Banks. My bid was $5.99. I lost. But then something happened. I received a second chance email…and I could buy the card for my highest bid - $5.99 – plus $2 shipping. $7.99?! I pulled the trigger and got this:

It also came with a certificate of authenticity. Pretty good deal if you ask me.


  1. I don't know if it was from the same seller or what, but the EXACT same thing happened to me for the same card. I bid $5. Lost. Then a few days later, received an offer of the card for $5. Sold!

  2. Those Hillshire Farms cards are a bargain. Good buys for both of you. Go meat!