Since he’s from my hometown and played at my alma mater, I’ve been interested in picking up Jedd Gyorko cards. It’s been difficult for a couple of reasons. First, I don’t collect baseball anymore. I don’t buy boxes or packs, so it’s not like I hit any Gyorkos, nor am I on baseball trading boards. I’ve decided to limit my Gyorko collection and sell off (when I have time to organize) some of what I have. Hopefully he will figure out his batting issues and they’ll have a bit more value by that time.
I’ve decided that all I want are cards in his WVU uniform, any of the Topps cards with the rookie trophy on them (loved those as a kid) and his cards from Heritage. While this card does fit into those categories, I normally wouldn’t pick it up.
I don’t care about graded cards. They are tough to store. They really aren’t “worth” that much unless they are of the highest grade. At that point I can’t afford them anyway. I’ve never even sent an item off for grading, though that soon may change.
Nonetheless, I felt this card was a bargain for a 9.5/10 grade, so I decided to pick it up for my WVU collection. I’m not sure what to do from here, though. Do I keep as is? Send to get slabbed? Who knows. All I know is that I am really happy to have it.
Hail, West Virginia!