Thursday, April 16, 2020

Missed A Barney 1/1

One of my saved Ebay searches is for "Barney 1/1."  While I have most of his cards, there are still many 1/1 parallels that I don't have, for obvious reasons.

A week and a half ago I was notified that a 1/1 was listed, this 2012 Woodgrain card. 

I already have ten different versions of the 2012 card, but I thought I'd take a stab at adding #11.

There was one bid that came in almost immediately after the card was listed.  Then nothing.  I set my sniper at a price I felt was fair but not outrageous for a 1/1 card.  The auction ended during the afternoon on Easter Sunday and I was busy so I didn't have a chance to check on it until it was finished.  I optimistically hoped for the best.

I was shocked when I saw the closing price. Yikes, one hundred bucks!  That was not my bid....  my bid wasn't anywhere near that!

My 2012 Flying Barney rainbow remains at ten.


  1. Wow! I'm shocked it went that high!
    I didn't know there are wood grain cards in 2012 Topps.

  2. Dang. Maybe Darwin's mom is building a rainbow too.

  3. Yikes. 1/1s can be so unpredictable, but if I were going to spend $100 on a card, it would be vintage, or maybe a major autograph.

    Makes me feel even more fortunate about the time I picked up all four 1/1 printing plates from Noah Syndergaard's 2016 Donruss card for less than half of what that Barney went for!