Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Autograph Offering: 2001 Lance Berkman

This is the 11th 2001 card to be autographed, the 5th 2001 baseball etopps card and the first 2001 baseball card since November of last year when Jimmy Rollins card was offered. It's good to see a player like Berkman being offered right now when he still has appeal for the season he has been having.

Lance signs the card nicely, adding his jersey number. And at $49.99 a pop for a quantity of 50, it's no wonder 2 are offered per account. Compared to what his autograph fetches on ebay, you're still not going to see $50 for a autograph volume of 25 or even 15.

To expect this to re-sell at a higher value than $50 runs the risk of asking yourself, "what was I thinking." It's almost as bad as the unlimited print run of Ian Kennedy earlier this IPO season.

I strongly recommend saving your money to purchase the newest Allen and Ginter set to be IPO'd on Monday.

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