This reminds me of the late night huckster shopping shows--the New York or New Jersey dealer laying it on thick.
Seriously, tell me, what are the chances that someone is at a card shop with a video camera when something like this is found? Seems like a sure-fire set-up scam to me. The dealer KNOWS he has that 1 of 1 card and then gets a video camera so that when one of his best customers comes in, the "shock" and "surprise" is captured.
other than the fact that they are single signed clipped signatures of both ruth and dimaggio, i dont see the big thrill...i could of put that framed item together if i had a signed check by dimaggio and one by ruth...it's not like the picture was signed by both of them...sorry, im not impressed, it did look fixed
Cobby, for me, it was all about Don West. I would watch just for the pure comedy value. My favorite was the night he "You have to be a complete and utter idiot not to buy this." Then the next night, he came back and made an apology for his statement. One of the funniest things I've ever seen, Don West trying to be humble, lol.
I love pinatas. You get to beat the crap of something and get rewarded with candy.
Money. In all likelihood, that guy is going to auction that off on ebay and cash in. it's like winning the lottery...hitting the jackpot in vegas. it essentially represents what modern pack ripping is all about for a lot of collectors...gambling.
and the pack i believe is/was $300. I cant imagine paying that much for a pack of modern cards. value doesnt hold...collectibility is saturated and contrived...and chances of getting a good card are minimal. i once spent $15 on a pack a few years ago...got like 6 cards...one of which was a tom brunansky auto. nothing against brunansky, but i felt like a clown after ripping that pack and gaining only 15 seconds of transient excitement. i could have bought an in and out burger with some of that money and i would have felt much more satiated.