Monday, January 31, 2011
What's the most you would pay?
If money were no object, what is the most you would ever pay for a single card for your collection? I'm not sure how I would answer that. I mean, if the actual cost had no impact on my financial situation, would I go nuts? Would I maintain my wits? I dunno. The 1948-49 Leaf Satchel Paige sells for $3000+ at auction. I found one on eBay with a Buy-It-Now for just north of $5000. Frankly, I can't imagine paying that much for a little bit of cardboard. On the other hand, the chance to own one of the rarest Indians cards out there would certainly come into play.
If money were no object, would you stick to your regular collection or would you seek out some other card? For instance, one might seek out the famed and fabled "T206 Honus Wagner" (remember, money is no object), even though one might not collect him in general. As tempting as it would be to do such a thing, I would probably stick to my Indians collection.
I would have a hard time dropping a cool $10,000 (or more) on a card. I just don't think I could make myself do it, even knowing that I was not footing the bill. Then again, how many times in one's life would such an opportunity even present itself? Exactly. So, given the once-in-a-lifetime chance, I would hate *not* to use it to its fullest.
So, ask yourself: You can buy one card at any cost. What do you do?