Sunday, January 8, 2012

I Can't Believe I Just Picked This Card Up Yesterday...

As most of you know, I collect Kevin Youkilis. Most people are familiar with his 2003 Bowman Chrome Rookie Auto, right. Most Red Sox collectors would consider this the holy grail of Youkilis cards. So, you would think that being a Youkilis supercollector that I would have one. Well, wrong- until last night. The thing is, people just want to much for it. The card has a book value of $60. If you take a look on eBay, you will probably notice that people are asking $100 for this card. I personally am only willing to pay $40 for it because it isn't really rare, and I refuse to pay over book for it. As I was doing my daily eBay searches, I came across one priced at $25. I jumped all over it, and now own my very first copy of this card. I also have the xfractor version that is /250 with a book value of $250.

Also, I thought now might be a good time for a PC update since it is the beginning of a new year. Just yesterday, I surpassed the 350 card mark. Along with the 350 card mark, I also was able to get my percentage over 20%. I am really excited about this feat, and my goal for this year is to get up to 500 unique cards of him. I also want to finish my Red Sox Diamond Die Cut team set, and my 2011 Allen and Ginter base set. Those should be easy because for the Die Cuts all I need is the Wade Boggs, and for the 2011 Allen and Ginter Set all I need to do is wait for the mailman to deliver the last few that I need and put them in my binder. Finally, I would like to share with you a link to my photobucket. This has most of my better Youkilis PC cards, and I will be working on adding serial numbers in the title as well as adding some new scans. Enjoy!

-PS, make sure you look in all of the sub albums...



  1. I probably have some Youk doubles. Do you have a list of what you need or a list of what you already have?

  2. I don't have a list. I could use them regardless if you tell me what you are looking for.