Cazzie Russell 2011-12 SP Authentic By the Letter G patch auto (#18/50)
Unless your memory is terrible, I grabbed my first of these a week ago today. I liked the look of these so much that I decided to set out and grab the remainder to spell a beautifully signed "Michigan" nameplate. This "G" puts me at two out of the eight and it only set me back $6 on the Bay after paying $10 on Blowout last time.
The going might get a little rough for a bit--if you look up the completed listings for these on eBay, you'll notice that they typically go for $5-$15 delivered, which is a fairly reasonable range. eBay sellers being eBay sellers, though, are asking for $20+, and often $30 BIN, which is just insane. I don't understand how these guys can afford to list cards at prices no reasonable human would pay, then let them sit there month after month. I made fair offers on a couple that had the offer feature enabled and was met with auto-replies that they'd been immediately rejected. Enjoy NOT selling your cards, jackasses. /eBay rant over
Anyway, if you compare this to the previous card, you'll see that Cazzie's autograph is pleasantly consistent, which is even better when a sig looks as nice as his does!
I hope I have the entire nameplate to show off to all of you before long because that'll be a fun and rewarding accomplishment. In the spirit of a collecting community, if you happen to see any of the remaining letters at reasonable prices, please let me know--I'll be happy to do the same for you during my usual perusals of eBay, COMC, Blowout, Sportlots, etc.