Seen At The National -- Part 5
**Discoveries made at the 2011 National Sports Collectors Convention**
My card purchasing goal/fantasy at the National was to find a really banged up Andy Pafko 1952 Topps #1. I was willing to spend $75-80 for it to. I have been following some rough Pafkos on eBay for a few months now and I was hoping to complete my search for my White Whale in person at the show. Well, Andy Pafko #1 I certainly did find but nothing that was anywhere near the condition that I could afford. I snapped a few photos of what I saw...you'll notice that in the first photo the dealer had two, one for $650 and one for $1100.
The second photo has a PSA graded 5 for a little under a grand.
Although they are pricey, these cards have a pretty accurate market value as you rarely find anything graded above a 5...on eBay currently there are three cards graded at 5 and nothing listed in a higher graded condition.