Like so many other collectors, I was not able to attend The National in Chicago. I did take a couple of vacation days, though, and followed along on Twitter. It wasn’t like being there but it was the best I could do.
Sometime Friday I saw the first Andrew Shaw National card show up on eBay. The seller was asking $50 for an autographed card numbered out of 80. Yes, I am a super collector. However, I am also realistic. I knew the prices would come down, so I waited. After a couple of the cards sold, I checked the sales and made one seller an offer slightly lower than the lowest completed item. He countered, I accepted and so the newest piece of the Shaw PC was on the way.
The autograph is a sticker auto. While disappointing, it’s to be expected with a card like this. There just aren’t enough of them or enough time to realistically get the cards hard signed. That being said, I won’t be picking up any more of these, unless #65 comes along at the right price.
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