Some time late last season, 2011 Bowman Chrome baseball was released. And as usual, I bought a fair share. I failed to pull any of the super high dollar cards, but I did get a few cards I liked, like the green XFractor Brett Lawrie and the 2001 Bowman Chrome Throwbacks Bryce Harper.
Well, when I pulled the cards from the packs, they looked absolutely perfect. The Harper was pulled the same day that a major case buster pulled one and posted a picture of it. His copy was horribly miscut. I decided that day to have mine graded.
And so I did … along with my Brett Lawrie and nine other random cards.
Well, both the Lawrie and Harper came back Gem Mint 9.5. I was stoked about the Lawrie because traditionally XFractors are tough to get in top shape. The sub grades on both are stunning.
But this was like three months ago.
I haven’t written about this grading batch, so the other night I prepared to write about them and decided to do a quick population on both.
Here is the “stunning” statistic:
As of Jan. 20, 2012, I had the ONLY cop of these cards that have been graded Gem Mint. And to that point, these are the ONLY copies to even have been submitted for grading by Beckett Grading Services.
Wonder why this is the case.
**Note, there has been one additional Harper graded gem mint.
— Jan 27, 2012.