Impulse Buy: Shinsuke Nakamura auto

During Summerslam Sunday, I did something extremely out of character for this budget collector. Right before the Smackdown world title match, I bought an autographed card of the match favorite Shinsuke Nakamura. I thought that it was a great proposition. Betting sites had him heavily favored. I would buy the autograph before he won the belt and make about $20 when I resell it after. The only thing that I was worried was the card being shipped. Card values are volatile. Why not take advantage for once.

So right before the match, I check several sites for his auto. Only one site has them in stock. There were 2 on Ebay, both for $40. One was lower numbered but had a massive ding in the corner so I took the one that was in better condition.


Betting sites are usually dead on with these type things. How can they get it wrong? The match is pre-determined. Well naturally he lost. The one time that leaks get plugged is the one time that I do something out of character.

So now, I have the card in hand. I thought no big deal, I will put the card up on Ebay. There can’t be that many cards if there were only 2 available before and I grabbed 1 of them. So naturally there are several of the autographs listed right now. I can probably take a $10 bath right now on it if I want to but when I do stuff like this, which is once in a blue moon, I buy stuff that I wouldn’t mind keeping if the worst things happen. Well the worst happened. I have confidence that he will get the big belt soon and if not I got an autograph of a wrestler that I like.

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