Saturday, January 14, 2012
Chad Greenway Was Very Elusive
I have never seen one of these anywhere... until today, in my hands. I've seen more Calvin Johnson, Aaron Rodgers, Tony Gonzalez, and guys like that than this card.
Each card is numbered to just /25 copies.
This Greenway is special. Numbered 01/25.
The last piece of the puzzle is the Dez Bryant. I have seen two Dez's. One is owned by another collector that's building the set. He nabbed his card from an eBay seller before I saw the auction. Hate when that happens. The other was a completed auction from January of 2011. I tried to contact the winning bidder, but have got no response from him.
Back to the Greenway. I found it in kind of a roundabout way. I was doing one of my usual internet searches for the cards, and came across an odd page at SportsCardForum. I registered with the site, and after a couple days of waiting for admin approval, was able to send off a message to the owner. Turns out it is the guy that's also building the set (the same guy with the Dez). He didn't have the Greenway. After that semi-letdown, I posted a message in two different forums. A week or so later, a Chad Greenway super-collector replied to the thread. Yes, there is a Greenway super-collector, don't laugh. I replied that I was very interested, and awaited his reply. A few anxious days of waiting, and we came to an agreement where I would buy it outright. No wheeling and dealing for a trade. Just a straight up cash deal. $40 bucks shipped.
"The seiwngmachineguy is f-ing crazy! He paid $45 bucks for a Chad Greenway! Bwahahahah!"
Yes, $40 bucks is too much to pay for a card of Chad Greenway. A non-autographed card to boot! But I needed it. Yes, needed. I need to put this set to rest.
Eric, the seller, also threw in a nice selection of Detroit Lions cards. He goes by the username Slette at SCF. If you have a chance to deal with him, take it. He delivered in a big way.