Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Hey Check Out My Cards, what kind of Mickey Mouse operation are you running?

Most of you are probably aware of Check Out My Cards.  I've used the site often to pick up some great deals on singles.  It's also a good gauge of how real world prices are trending on cards.  Though, from a casual check last night, things may be a bit off in some instances.  At the start of my search for some baseball cards I noticed this on the first page.
This was supposed to be a listing in highest price order.  I couldn't understand why the $2.50 2010 Topps Update Atlanta Braves Mickey Mouse All-Stars was listed ahead of the 2005 Upper Deck Trilogy Babe Ruth Cut Auto Front, Don Mattingly & Derek Jeter Auto Back card with an asking price of $11,000.  So I clicked on the Mickey Mouse card and here is what I found.
One of these things is not like the others.
Which one is different?  Do you know?
Can you tell me which thing is not like the others?
And I'll tell you if it is so.

OK, so for the price of 45 Ruth/Mattingly/Jeter autos you can have your very own Atlanta Braves Mickey Mouse All-Star.  Of course you could pay $2.99 but keep in mind, you get what you pay for, so clearly the last one is 166,666 and 2/3 times better than the cheap one.

So, of course, I thought the $500,000 might have been a computer glitch until I looked at the front page again and saw this.
For the same price as the most expensive Mickey, (not Mantle) you can own a 2009 Bowman Sterling WBC Relics Black Refractors of Kosuke Fukudome.   By the way, there were only 25 of these made so this just might be the steal of the century.  Upon further inpsection I noticed something else.

The astute seller of this card is "ziggyz129" who is also the seller offering the Atlanta Braves Mickey Mouse card for the same price.

This poses a real dilemma for those who can only spend a half a million dollars.  Which card do you get?

I wonder if Ziggy is willing to negotiate.

1 comment:

  1. If I have to choose, I've gotta go with the Mickey Mouse. But that's because the Fukudome isn't autographed.

    Now if that had been a Barry Zito WBC jersey, I would have to choose that.