Saturday, July 16, 2011

Who Is This Guy and Why Does Everybody Want Him?

    Hey all. A question from my Diamond Give Away site portfolio. Who is  Bob Bailey and why do I get numerous trade offers for him on a daily basis on the site. I have a 2011 Bob Gibson diamond that gets lots of offers.....
 (I still haven't gotten the right one yet but he is up for trade) and that's very understandable but after him I get the most offers on this 73 Topps #505.

   Why? I never heard of him, the Expos are not exactly many team collectors target, it looks like the basic spring training pose, I just don't get it. There are 230 of them unlocked. I have several cards pre 1970 that don't get near the attention that this one does.  Is he an undercover super hero, pehaps the card has gold flakes inside.  Please, all you knowledgeable bloggers out there tell me why this is the second most requested card in my virtual collection. Let's hear all your theory's out there.

  That's all for now. Keep rockin your cardboard dreams gang!



Thanks for Reading!

8 Comments:

jaybarkerfan said...

Haven't heard that it was but it may be or people may think it's a prize card that gets you free shipping.

Captain Canuck said...

I'm not sure, but isn't #505 a high number? dayf would know for sure, but if it is.... those '73 high numbers are super tough to find.

Plus he has a damn fine hat.

Hackenbush said...

I have a vague memory of being at a Cubs game where Bob Bailey hit two home runs. I think Ron Santo hit two as well. Guess I could find out at Baseball-Reference.com

AdamE said...

I get almost 10 offers a day for a 73 Bob Bolin. It is a Red Sox card though so it is staying with me. I'm not sure why it is in such demand though.

hiflew said...

It might be the fact that there ARE 200+ unlocked, because that means there are more chances that ONE person accepts a lowball offer. I traded for a 1966 that had over 100 owners with 7 or 8 cards that were 1985 or newer (nothing special at all). One person bit my hook.

night owl said...

#505 is not a high number in the '73 set. It's in the third series (high numbers are fourth series). '73 high numbers aren't close to being as difficult as the '71 and '72 high numbers (or '67 or those other '60s ones), so I have no idea why people are desperate for Bailey.

Lonestarr said...

I got a whole bunch of offers on a 2001 Ivan Rodriguez last year, the best being 40(!) 1980 topps commons. Stupid glitchy MCG site wouldn't let me accept it though... :(

dawgbones said...

It's that pink dot in the lower corner...
(Hey, it's as good a theory as any!!)

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