eBay bargains (part deux)
The listing was simple. The title: “TWO PETE ROSE cards #424 & #12.” The description: “Here are two insert cards of pete rose, so if you wont them just help cover the cost of the shiping and there yours, shiping is about .70 cents.” The picture included with the auction:
I didn’t know if the ’69 was a reprint, or the original, or if I would even receive the cards if I won. And I had no idea what the other card was at all. The seller had a 100% positive feedback, but surely he wasn’t just giving away old Pete Rose cards, was he? I decided it was worth the risk.
I ended up winning the auction at $1.62 (free shipping) and they came in the mail today. Lo and behold, it is a 1969 Pete Rose All-Star card, not a reprint!
The second card is pretty interesting, too. It seems to be an advertisement for Barry Halper auctions from 1999, which included Pete’s Expos uniform worn when he collected hit #4000 and a Ray Fosse baseball bat signed by Pete.
All in all, I think it was a great purchase for the low price of $1.62.