Thursday, February 9, 2017
Joining the SUPERFRACTOR club
I finally have a Superfractor.
And the best part is? It’s of Ty Hensley, a player I avidly collect.
It’s the most I’ve ever spent on a card – by far. And at a time when I’ve been saving up my card funds for a Jeter autograph, it certainly could have come at a better time. However, I didn’t think I’d ever see this card, and had to make it happen.
The card was first listed on eBay with a starting bid of $125. I messaged the seller with an offer for substantially less than that, to which he/she declined. You know, Yankees first round pick. This was going to fetch big bucks, the seller must’ve been thinking.
After a week, it did not sell, and was dropped down to a starting bid of $100. Still nothing. I messaged the seller my offer again, this time without a response. The card went unsold again after a week.
The next week, it was listed with that same $100 price tag, but this time, the words I’ve been looking for were included…”Or best offer.” I sent a lower offer than my original, and the seller responded with a counter just below the asking price. I then sent my final offer, which was the same as my original offer from three weeks prior, and waited…and waited…and waited. Finally, while sitting in a Dunkin Donuts while my car was getting serviced, I got a notification on my phone.
“The seller has accepted your offer.”
I had the PayPal funds to back it up, and quickly made my payment. A few days later, I had it in hand.
I’m just happy to have it. And now my rainbow is truly complete.