Andre Dawson 2013 Topps Archives – 1983 Topps All-Star Card
Well, it took me a little bit longer than what I would have liked, but I did not overpay for this one.
The 2013 Topps Archives set was released a month or so ago so I immediately put a plan in place to grab the lone Andre Dawson card from the set for my player collection. My plan included waiting for the right price, and the hope of Free shipping with it.
While I did not get the Free shipping I had hoped for, I still made out fairly well. The seller that I bought the card from was asking just $0.65 for shipping which is more than reasonable in the Ebay world.
In total, I paid $1.40 for the card – Not a bad deal at all. And certainly better than the $3-$4 I would have paid had I attacked the first few listings for the card when they first launched on Ebay a few weeks prior.
Here is the card:
It’s fair at best. Actually, let me re-phrase that – the card’s graphic design is outstanding but the image selection is horrible. This image has been used in other Topps products ( I have a few vintage stickers that use this shot). But for me, I would like to see an All-Star player playing All-Star caliber baseball when included in a set like this.
I will say that Dawson’s original All-Star card from the 1983 Topps set is not much better… Have a look.