As many of my regular readers know, one set of Indians-related cards has eluded me for years. Decades, really. That is the Major League Movie cards handed out during the filming of the movie in Milwaukee.
Over the years, I've had folks offer to sell me a single here or there, and at one point, a full set. That's great! The price was not. I think when all said and done, the first full set was offered to me at about $500. Now, look, I know this set has scarcity written all over it. But, come on. $500 for 11 cards of actors who weren't even actual baseball players? No way.
Well, the other day, Paul K contacted me to tell me had a sealed set and about 9 of the set in banged up singles. I made an offer and he let me know he already had one higher than mine.
Here's my perspective on this: I want the set pretty badly. But, these are bits of cardboard with pictures on them, so I am not about to go crazy. I am not saying Paul's response was crazy. Not at all. The counteroffer, though. Wow.
There are 11 cards in the set. My maximum offer is roughly $10 per card. It's actually a tad higher, but that's close enough for government work, as they say. Some folks seem to be willing to pay $20 per card. That is not the amount of the other offer, just an observation. I don't have that kind of disposable income, but even if I did, I'd have a hard time justifying such a price to myself. If I had the cards to sell and could find someone willing to pay $20 per card, you bet I would sell to them. But, buying them is a different animal.
The hunt continues, I'm afraid.