I sold a professional baseball player one of his own cards.
ten cards up on eBay last week – mostly stuff I pulled from 2014 Topps
that didn’t have Griffey on it. I had a printing plate, one of those
uniform letter patch 1/1’s, a nice Goldschmidt acetate #/10, and a few of
the rarer parallels.
Anyway, the auctions all ended last night,
and all but one card sold. Not long after that I started receiving
payment e-mails from Paypal, and lo and behold, there was the player’s
name….as the buyer. He had been bidding on his own baseball card. It’s
a very uncommon name, too, so I know this wasn’t just some dude with
the same name. I don’t blame him at all for wanting it either as it is
the super neat 2013 Topps Update sparkle blue parallel numbered out of
only 25. It sold for $10.50.
It didn’t take me long at all to
decide what I should do. There’s no way I’m going to accept this man’s
money for his own card. I’m refunding him and sending him the card for
nothing. I figure it’s the right thing to do, and I’d rather have a
clear conscience than ten bucks any day.
That’s it. I just thought it was a cool story.