Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Jimmy Howard: My First Dominion Pickup

I can admit that I'm not one of those collectors that can afford to blow thousands of dollars on case after case of products like The Cup and Dominion, so I have to rely on the secondary market for anything from either. Today marks my first venture into one of these "super premium" products and I think it's a good one. Take a look:

Guess how much this one set me back? Keep in mind it's from Dominion, it's numbered 22/25, it's a nice two-color split, and I'm a Howard collector so I didn't want to let it get away. I'll let you think about that for a minute before I tell you. 

Anyway, the first thing I noticed about this card when it came out of the bubble mailer is how massively thick it is compared to anything else in my collection, except for maybe my Hot Prospects auto patch. It's just got a higher-end kind of feel to it, although the design is definitely not as sharp as The Cup, but UD decided to exclude Mr. Howard from that set. 

On the back of the card you can see the serial number 22/25, so no eBay 1/1 here (i.e. 1/25 or 25/25). One thing I did really like about this card is that it uses a different picture than on the front, something that seems to have been lost with most releases lately. 

The only thing I would change about the back is the way the card number is written. It could be confused with the player number, which is written the same way with the "No" as on the front. Other than that, it's a pretty solid card back design.

Oh, almost forgot. I only ended up paying $4.29 for this one. I thought that was a steal, but after sharing it on SCF and getting some member feedback, I'm realizing Dominion is just kind of "cheap" and this isn't what everyone would call a steal. Oh well, I'm not everyone, and what I think is all that matters when it comes to my collection, right?


  1. I agree with you 100%, makes no difference whether others perceive it as a "good value" or not...if you got a nice relic card with low serial numbering of the player you collect for that cheap it's a win in my book. Nice pick-up!

  2. I think that's what I like most about this hobby, I can determine what something is worth to me, and whatever it's worth to someone else doesn't really matter. Unless of course that person and I are in a bidding war ;)

  3. I think it's a steal.

    Dominion has been an odd product when it comes to secondary pricing.

    Awesome pickup!

  4. Sweet pickup! You got a great deal, certainly.

  5. Thanks guys! I guess I'm not the only one that thinks this was a steal...