It’s hard not to get jaded over the amount of lousy sketch cards found in Topps products over the past two years. For every masterful Brian Kong piece, odds are you will find one of these monstrosities. Not to mention that these “1 of 1” sketch cards have completely flooded the market.
Well, never fear because legendary sketch artists Dick Perez has rare artwork inserted into 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably have seen Perez’ work in the classic Donruss Diamond King brand, not to mention 2008 Topps products.
The very first Dick Perez ’09 Allen & Ginter piece hit eBay recently and with 3 days left has already cracked $200 dollars. Did I forget to mention it’s of none other than Super Prospect bust, Alex Gordon? Can you imagine what a player like Pujols or Ichiro might fetch?
You can check out Wax Heaven’s 2008 interview with Mr. Perez HERE.