The Most Expensive Carlos Marmol Card In My Collection

I don’t pay much attention to how much I’ve paid for my collection.  That’s not to say that I’ve been throwing money in the wind.  I’m actually quite frugal and pass up a lot of needs because someone asks a few cents more than I’m willing to spend.

What I mean is that I don’t keep track of how much I spend at any given time, or over the course of the years.  If I did that, it would likely depress me more than anything.  Why constantly remind myself of the monetary aspect when I can just look at a card and enjoy the fact that I have it as part of my collection.  So, that’s what I do and it’s been a successful format.

But, every once in a while, it’s interesting to bring price into the conversation.  Most of the time I mention it to say what a good deal I got.  Sometimes it’s just to illustrate how cool/cheap a card show was.  In this case, I feel it’s important to show that no matter who you collect, there are going to be splurge moments.

Who’s that other guy?

This is the most expensive Carlos Marmol card in my collection.  I Paid $25 shipped for it, acting quickly on the BIN.  For those that can’t tell, this is a dual relic #11/50 with a future HOF closer Mariano Rivera.  I’ve known about this card since it came out in 2011 and have maybe seen 3 in the ebay market.  If I remember correctly, the first two went for a higher price.  So, considering the frequency of these and the decent price, I pulled that trigger and took home what will probably always be the most expensive card in my Marmol collection (that also happens to feature a Yankee).

There is a small chance that other cards could be about the same price.  I don’t have any of the 2008 Stadium Club Beam Team Autographs, and there are some tenacious collectors of that set.  I may have some stiff competition for the auto /50, if it ever shows it’s face.  But I’m patient.  I still have roughly 70 other Marmol cards to chase as it is.

For you player collector’s out there, what’s your priciest addition?  In the near future, I’ll share my highest price Kerry Wood card, too.  That one is something special!  Of course, this one is too!

2 comments to The Most Expensive Carlos Marmol Card In My Collection

  • I spent 350 on a Bat Barrel of Ryan Howard. I believe that’s the most expensive card. It’s really nice though has his whole name.

    • Jon

      Wow! That is amazing. It also makes me happy I’m not chasing the low numbered stuff. Still, that has to be not only the most expensive, but the centerpiece of your collection!

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