With Darwin Barney's career on life-support (will he be on the Dodgers' post-season roster?), prices for his cards continue to drop. I've taken advantage by doing some upgrading.
I bought this Castro / Barney dual relic card back in 2011 when the Sterling set was released. I don't remember what I paid for it back then, but it wasn't cheap. Anything Castro back then went for a premium.
Here is the upgrade I picked up a couple weeks ago. I saw the listing for the card and was immediately drawn to the card number...15/196. The card is numbered with Barney's number. Since the auction started at 99¢, I figured it was at least worth watching.
The final purchase price?
I paid more in shipping that I did for the card. And that price is waaaay lower than the card it's replacing.
I'm not in the hunt for all 15/ Barney cards, but if I can get one for a buck seventy-five, why not?