Monday, September 13, 2010

Thoughts: 1/1 or Not?

I was browsing ebay the other day and came across an auction for an MVP Gold Script card. It's numbered to the player's jersey number and the seller claims it's a 1/1. There's just one little problem with that claim, actually 99 problems, those being the other 99 of the exact same card out there. This is one of those things that just rubs me the wrong way. It's not a true 1/1 unless there's only one.

I understand the novelty factor of having the card numbered to the player's jersey number, I know I would pay a little extra for any Jimmy Howard card with the number 35, but does that really make it a legitimate 1/1? I don't think so. That would be like saying a card numbered 32/100 is a 1/1 because there is only one 32 from 0-100.

If the seller wants to call the card unique or something, that would be fine with me, but not 1/1. What's your opinion of a card numbered to the player's jersey being considered a 1/1?


  1. Nope.....nada.....never.

    While I understand the reasoning for labelling your card as a 1/1 in this instance (to get more eyes looking at it and maybe sucking in a few who don't know as much), I don't agree with it for a second.

    I always am cautious when it comes to sellers who try to promote their cards as something they are not.

    Would I pay a premium.....maybe a bit - but not much. It depends if it is a tough card to get in the first place.

    To me it is of zero significance.

  2. I agree that serial numbers matching the jersey number do have a slightly greater desirability, but I don't consider it a 1/1.

    By that logic, every serial-numbered card ever made would be a 1/1. The whole idea of the 1/1 would lose its meaning.