This card arrived earlier this week after my eBay best offer was counteroffered at $27. I was hoping to pick it up for under $25 but how could I quibble over $2. After all, it's a 54-year-old of MICKEY MANTLE.
I'm lucky to own more than a few Mantle's in poor condition. This one's right up there with the worst.
But did I pay too much?
I usually don't pay more than a few dollars for poor old baseball cards but when they're of the game's greats I don't mind shelling out a few more dollars. I figure the superstars will always hold their value, no matter the condition.
So again I ask: Would you pay $27 for an original 1959 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card with a few creases?