Friday, June 1, 2012

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, no I Mean Dollars

I have been following the ebay auction from The Topps Vault for the 1978 Topps Eddie Murray Rookie Card Match Print photo, and could not believe how the auction turned out.


The winning bid for this photo was $1,136 !  I realize this is a truly unique one of a kind item, but still, over a grand for a photo?  I'm not sure I could ever justify spending that much on a photo, even if it is what was used to create one of my favorite cards of all time of my favorite player. 

However, its not the original negative - its only a photo that Topps made as part of the production process.  Don't get me wrong - I would love to have the photo, but I just can't imagine spending that kind of money


Two things I find interesting about the photo:

1) It is nice to see a little bit more of the photo that was covered by the white border on the card.

2) The color is definitely not as vibrant on the Match Print.  While you can see Eddie's face more clearly, the colors are much more muted in the Match Print than how they show up on the card.

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