So I never thought I could afford an original Allen and Ginter baseball card.
But about a week ago, this card popped up on eBay. It was the worst A&G I had ever seen. First off I had never seen one that had turned brown, they're usually bright white. Even the ones in lesser condition are white.
I had my doubts if this card was real so I wasn't willing to go too high with the bid. I was a winner at a little over $25.
After winning, I contacted the seller to get some background. He said he thought it could have been part of his grandfather's collection, but he wasn't sure.
I figured it was worth the risk.
It arrived today and I have a feeling it's authentic. The card is surely old. The pin holes and cracks really show the card's age. I figure if it were to be reproduced it would be sometime in the 1980s. And this card is way older than 30 years old.
I don't think it's worth having authenticated. I may show it to a few people and see what they think but as far as I'm concerned it's the real deal.
Anyone out there have an opinion?