Comments: This card was purchased
shortly after Gillick was voted into the Hall in May, 2011 from
another HOF collector and hobby friend Donato DiVecchia. He explained
the card was purchased directly from the Canadian Baseball Hall
of Fame and graded. Later on in the year, more raw examples showed
up on eBay and I won a group of TEN for $60 inc. S&H. I've picked
out the best examples and will be shipping them off to PSA - maybe
I'll score a perfect-10!
UPDATE: In late May, 2013 I sent PSA a group of 175 raw cards
that I had purchased at shows and on eBay over the course of several
years for grading/authentication. I waited two plus months for
the submission and during that time decided to have a little fun.
Normally, I get the email from PSA indicating grades are available
and I go online to review the results. When I receive the package
I open it up look through the cards and start the scanning process.
The entertainment ends there. This time I decided to do things
a little differently but it would take extreme discipline. I didn't
go online to look at the grades and the package arrived for pickup
on August 23, 2013. I asked my wife to open the box and randomly
distribute the contents into a large storage bin. The bin went
into the closet and each day for the next 6 months my kids would
take turns pulling out a card for me. One card at a time, it was
like Christmas every day. I'm involved in a private chatroom of
sportscard collectors where I would post a picture of "The
Card of the Day" for the guys to follow along. The kids loved
This Gillick PSA 10 card was Day #078 (11/7/2013) - I was thrilled
to add this GEM to the collection.