Given my budget, I don’t usually buy cards that are more than $5 on Ebay but I couldn’t help myself with Ebay seller “rookiedsmia.” I made an offer on the Eric Gordon Prestige card, and he accepted so I perused his listings. I snagged another ‘best offer’ with the Ziggler autograph. I got a great deal that turned into a steal when he became the number one contender for the title at Summerslam this week – seriously, who saw that coming?
These are two very important pieces to my collection. I am a massive collector of Prestige basketball and this only my second ‘Stars of the NBA’ autograph as they fall one per case. This is also my first autograph of a wrestler. You should definitely check out the seller, he is awesome.
I finally finished opening my Prestige case today. It only took me a few months. Excuse me for flooding you with Prestige posts but this set has been my passion collection. I am going to do a wrap up post of the case later this week.
This is by far the best box of the case. Incidentally, the first relic I pulled was the Joel Anthony card and I was expecting this box to be a dud after that. The Giannis Antetokounmpo autograph is the rookie autograph that I coveted out of this case, as I don’t have it in me to pay what it takes for his autograph otherwise. The ‘True Colors’Tristan Thompson was the first and only patch to come out of the case. I gotta admit that I never liked the Cavaliers red but it comes off really beautiful in the patch.
If I didn’t pull the Chris Mullin, I would’ve thought it was a fake. The autograph looks like he was having a stroke while signing it. It even has the fingerprint that faded the auto at the tail end.
Not the best box but wait what another Antetokounmpo autograph. I believe this is my only duplicated autograph from the case and I cannot complain one bit. The Brandon Bass card, while not a patch is considered a prime piece – well that is what it says on the back of the card at least. It is numbered out of 25.
Now there are two cards here that I have questioned in the past. ‘Stars of the NBA’ is a pretty rare set. You cannot find many on Ebay and when I did, I always assumed that it was a misprint from a different year on the part of the seller. Well you know what they say about the word assume, it makes an ass out of you and me and it certainly made an ass out of me. The other card is the numbered ‘Bonus Shots’ card. I have never pulled a numbered ‘Bonus Shots’ card myself, and I have questioned their legitimacy in the past so I stayed away from them for the most part. The font of the numbering look seems very amateurish to me.