Serial numbers matter … sometimes.

As a player collector there comes a time when you ask yourself: How much is that serial number on that insert or parallel worth? More specifically, how much of a premium do you place on a serial number that matches the player’s jersey number.

Personally, it matters to me … but only to a point. I won’t pay a significant premium for such things, but I will pay more than ai would for every other serial number.

And it’s really an inconsistent thing, truthfully. Like for inserts or parallels that I really enjoy, I’ll definitely pay a bigger premium. But for sets like Topps Moments and Milestones, I may not even care.

The topic came to kind again today as I received my latest Roger Clemens serial numbered parallel : a 2007 Bowman Heritage Black Border serial numbered 22/52.

Clemens is a tricky one, he wore three jersey numbers over the course of his career. He wore 21 with the Red Sox and Blue Jays, and then initially 12 with the Yankees, before moving to 22, which he wore in For the remainder of his New York career and his time in Houston.

One Response to “Serial numbers matter … sometimes.”

  1. Brett Alan Says:

    I’ve never particularly cared about what number the card gets, although I did recently pick up a Jose Reyes auto relic on eBay that is 7/999…so I guess that’s kind of special. It was a good deal for an auto relic of a player like that regardless of the number. Similarly, a Clemens numbered to 52 is pretty impressive no matter what number it is!

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